Peyton Manning Won’t Play This Season


0  Updated at 5:03 am, December 19th, 2011 By: ABC Digital
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Andy Lyons/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Peyton Manning is officially out for the remainder of the NFL season.

Indianapolis Colts Team Vice Chairman Bill Polian announced that although Manning has been throwing to teammates at team facilities, he will not play this season.

“It was determined by the doctors that there was no chance he (Manning) would play this year,” Polian said, referring to a Thursday meeting. “His rehabilitation has not come far enough to make it prudent for him to step on the field in game action. He may practice in some very scripted and circumscribed circumstances if he wishes. That’s entirely up to him.”

Manning has been recovering from neck surgery all season.

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