The Indianapolis Colts on Monday confirmed that nerve tissue in Peyton Manning is taking longer to heal than expected. With that news it is clear that Manning needs to call it a career.
The problem stems from Manning’s second operation on his neck in less than two years. If it were another part of his body other than his head this wouldn’t be a big issue.
Buffalo Bills fans learned after the injury to former Bills tight end Kevin Everett that the spinal column is not something to mess with. One little slip up could result in your body being changed forever.
Manning doesn’t have the strength in his triceps needed to perform at a high level in the National Football League. The thing is that strength may never comeback.
In the end, it’s hard to step away from football, but in this instance it’s clear that it is time for Manning to retire.