Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Manning Has Surgery on Bulging Disc in Neck

Peyton Manning had surgery in Chicago this week to repair a bulging disc in his neck, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said.

The four-time National Football League Most Valuable Player will recover fully within six or eight weeks, Irsay told reporters at an owners’ meeting in Indianapolis.

“He’s doing well,” Irsay said. “In terms of other procedures he’s had, I’d say this one was probably less invasive.”

Manning had neck surgery last year to repair a pinched nerve. The Colts’ quarterback has started 227 consecutive games including the postseason, the NFL’s second-longest streak behind Brett Favre.

“It’s a minor one -- unless it’s on you or your franchise quarterback,” Irsay said. “But really, it went well and I think it’s one that you can bounce back from pretty quickly.”

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