Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning has minor knee surgery

by Ryan R. Bonini on July 14, 2008 @ 19:16:40 PDT


The Indianapolis Colts announced quarterback Peyton Manning (knee) had an infected bursa sac removed from his left knee Monday, July 14, and he is expected to make a full recovery. The procedure was routine and Manning should be back at full strength in four to six weeks.

Fantasy football participants looking to draft Manning, who has not missed a start in 10 seasons, as their top signal caller this year should not be alarmed by this situation.

The recovery time will cut into the start of training camp for Manning, but let's be real here - Manning isn't a player who needs training camp. As long as this injury doesn't linger and he is able to return midway through camp, his timing and that of the Colts' high-powered offense should be on par with previous seasons.

Continue to select him as a No. 1 fantasy quarterback with confidence.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports,, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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