Peyton Manning Out Up To 6 Weeks After Surgery

There’s cause for concern in the Colts’ camp, as Peyton Manning has just undergone knee surgery, and could be out for up to six weeks.

Peyton Manning sitting with towel

Mike Chappell of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that the star QB had an infected bursa sac removed from his left knee Monday afternoon. But his rehabilitation will mean that Manning will miss most of training camp, and his status for the Sept. 7 season opener against the Chicago Bears is now suddenly in doubt.

So, are the Colts in big trouble? Is it finally Jim Sorgi’s turn to shine?

Well, there’s no perceived panic coming from Bill Polian’s office. The Colts team president says Peyton’s surgery was a “routine” procedure, and the QB should be back behind Jeff Saturday within four to six weeks.

And for those med school students reading this posts, here’s a little more diagnosis of Manning’s malady:

Polian said Manning had been receiving “conservative treatment’’ for an inflamed bursa sac from the team physicians since February. The treatment was considered productive until Manning began experiencing increased pain and early signs of infection, according to Polian.

But suppose Peyton’s recovery goes slower than planned. The QB has already made 160 consecutive starts for the Colts. Where can Indianapolis find a similar iron horse signal caller on such short notice? Who on earth would be available?

Brett Favre smiles

We wonder.

Guess Peyton was right all along, but at what cost to himself?