Manning’s doc confirms health

Peyton Manning’s medical clearance has been confirmed by his doctor who emailed a release to Phillip B. Wilson:

MEDIA STATEMENT FROM DR. ROBERT WATKINS SR. AT MARINA DEL REY HOSPITAL REGARDING THE MEDICAL CLEARANCE OF PEYTON MANNING

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2012) – Peyton Manning underwent a thorough medical re-evaluation as part of a postoperative visit with his surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins Sr. of the Marina Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. As a result of this examination, Manning is medically cleared to play professional football.

On Twitter Wilson pointed out that a release and ability to play are starkly different. In the end perhaps this is an attempt to control the spin and put some heat on Jim Irsay and the Colts:

 


 

And finally, Phil followed up with an article that clearly points out the flaws with the statements today:

What the release didn’t specify, nor anybody has said, is how Manning’s damaged nerve in that neck has regenerated. From all accounts, be it what Manning hasn’t said, what owner Jim Irsay has suggested, what this release didn’t get into, that nerve still has a ways to go.

So what did we really learn from this paragraph statement? Manning met with his doctor Wednesday and it’s out of that doctor’s hands.

That’s it, folks. Honest.

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