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Rumors Swirl That Peyton Manning May Be Retiring: Fan View
Rumors about Peyton Manning's future with the Colts have continued to spread. The latest rumor has been spreading on Twitter and suggests he may be retiring soon. The Indianapolis Colts may be searching for a new quarterback for the 2012 NFL season.
Rumors about the status of Peyton Manning have been abundant. The Colts quarterback has been absent from the games because of a lingering neck injury. Despite having several surgeries, Manning has not been able to return to the field. The Colts are currently 0-11 after a loss of 27-19 to the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 27. As the team continues to add more losses to a miserable season, the return of Manning is not expected to occur.
Some of the recent rumors among fans suggested that Peyton Manning was planning a late return to the season. However, no one has been able to verify this information, and I do not think Manning is planning on playing in 2011. He would be risking another injury or making his condition worse for nothing. Since the Colts are 0-11, there would be no point to bring back Peyton Manning for the rest of the season. Additionally, it does not seem that he has fully recovered from his neck injury.
Fox Sports Radio host Ben Maller tweeted on Nov. 27 that there was a "50% chance" that Peyton Manning would retire. He is not the first to suggest that Manning will not return to the Colts in 2012. Peyton's recovery time from his neck surgeries has been estimated as two to three months. However, there has been no indication that the surgeries have been successful, so it is possible that injury has ended Peyton Manning's NFL career.
Peyton Manning has not discussed his plans for 2012. His last public appearance was on Nov. 27. Although he is not playing on the field, he still supported the Colts as they faced the Panthers. He even brought his son, Marshall, to serve as a good "luck" charm. Unfortunately, the Indianapolis Colts still lost, and Manning's future with the team is uncertain.
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Lana has a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry. She is an avid athlete, youth coach and follows several sports. Follow her @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.
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