MANNING MANIA: Some Sources Say Peyton Manning Is Toast, Other Sources Say He's Ready To Go

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The Peyton Manning story that has hijacked Super Bowl week intensified today with a Yahoo! report that his career might be over.

Two sources with knowledge of Manning’s rehab told Yahoo!’s Jason Cole that his injured neck isn’t making any progress.

In addition, two “league-affiliated doctors with experience in spinal fusion surgery,” told Cole that Manning won’t know if he can play for at least a year.

Manning himself disagrees.

He attempted to dispel those rumours today in an interview with ESPN, saying, “I’m very encouraged by what [doctors] have said.¬†Everything’s right on point, I’ll be cleared and ready to play.”

Bottom line: All signs to point Manning attempting to come back in 2012. But oftentimes rumours that feel premature at first glance turn out to be true, so file it away.

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