Report: Manning Cleared To Return To Gridiron

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Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — It’s a clean bill of health for Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. The 11-time Pro Bowler, who missed the entire 2011 season because of a neck injury, has been medically cleared by two doctors to return to the NFL gridiron, according to ESPN.

“He is on progress and that he expects to resume his career,” ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen said. “Two doctors, Dr. Robert Watkins, who performed the surgery to fuse his neck vertebrate in September, and Dr. Hank Feuer, the neurosurgeon for the Colts, have recently medically cleared Manning.”

Without Manning under center last season, Indianapolis stumbled to a 2-14 record.

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