Peyton Manning Still Hoping For 2011 Return

With his Indianapolis Colts suffering star QB Peyton Manning said on Thursday that he’s still hoping to make a return during the 2011 NFL season.

During comments inside the Colts locker room about his injured neck Manning revealed:

“I think you have to have hope until the doctors rule you out,” while adding, “We’re having a lot of injuries so if they come to me and say they have to make a move, I won’t fight them on that.”

Manning also revealed that he’s feeling good following his September 8 procedure, the third surgery he has had on his neck in just 19 months.

Hoping for a quick 2-3 month recovery time the Colts have kept manning on their active roster with the realization that he could return in December.

Doctors are currently taking X-rays of the star QB’s neck every four weeks to monitor healing.

With Manning out of commission his Indianapolis Colts are 0-3.

In the meantime while Manning can’t practice with his teammates he has been seen walking laps around the practice field and he has been attending team meetings while serving as adviser for Kerry Collins and Curtis Painter who are both replacing Manning at the QB position until his return.

Are you excited to see Manning make his triumphant return to the Colts?