Dungy says Manning to be back with three weeks left in preseason
By PFW staff
July 18, 2008
Perhaps Peyton Manning will back earlier than initially believed. Appearing on the "Waddle & Silvy" show on ESPN radio in Chicago Friday morning, Colts coach Tony Dungy said that he expects Manning to be back on the field with three weeks left to go in the preseason. Manning underwent surgery on his left knee to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee earlier in the week, and team president Bill Polian gave a time frame for his return of 4-6 weeks.
Manning has started every game of his career, 160 total. It’s the league’s second-longest streak, ranking just behind Brett Favre. The Colts have five preseason games, and open up the regular season Sept. 7 against the Bears at the recently constructed Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.