Manning disc fix

Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Monday in Chicago to repair a disk problem. It’s the second neck surgery since February 2010 for Manning.

Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Monday in Chicago to repair a disk problem. It’s the second neck surgery since February 2010 for Manning. The previous was to repair a pinched nerve, and this operation was less invasive and less complicated, team owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday at the NFL meetings. “He had a bulging disk,” Irsay said of the NFL’s only four-time league MVP. “The doctors removed a part of it. “It’s usually a six-to-eight week recovery period. I think this is one you can bounce back from quickly.” Manning was back at home Tuesday. Even though the NFL has locked out its players, communication between teams and players in these cases is allowed. So Manning was able to contact the team and its doctors before heading to Chicago for the operation.