Don’t count me among those who believe this adds any weight to the idea that Manning should retire. I’m compelled to comment on a lot, but generally steer clear of telling a guy when his career is over before the league tells him — with the lack of a contract offer.
It’s completely Manning’s call. A fourth, previously unrevealed, surgery doesn’t change the fact that his doctor has said Manning’s neck is OK to play. I don’t know that it changes what we’ve heard about nerve regeneration and arm strength as the lone remaining issues now.