Dr. Blue on Manning part 3

Our pal Laura Calaway, aka as LovinBlue over at Coltzilla, adds some upbeat insight into Manning’s prognosis:

The final prospective question is whether this most recent procedure will “work.” Based on numerous reports, the answer is “most likely.” This article by the Mayfield Clinic cites a study that found that fusion (and its resulting stability) is successful in 93% of cases where just bone was used, and 100% where a plate has been screwed to the vertebrae. A study by spine surgeon Dr. Wellington Hsu found that many football players – including 4 quarterbacks – have successfully returned to the field after such a surgery.