There's plenty of negative vibe coming out of Indianapolis tonight after a report from radio show host John Michael Vincent of ESPN 1070 in Indy that Manning needs another procedure on his neck and is out indefinitely.
"Been told by multi sources that QB P Manning needs a 2nd neck procedure," Vincent wrote on his Twitter account. "Will remain out indefinitely."
Colts general manager Bill Polian told Peter King of SI.com that he hadn't heard about that report, but ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Manning is getting more opinions on his neck because of the slow pace of recovery, but that no new procedure was planned "as of now." Manning underwent a second surgical procedure in May after undergoing a similar procedure last year.
There has been plenty of speculation that Manning won't be ready to start the season, even though he was recently activated from the team's physically unable to perform list. The team convinced quarterback Kerry Collins to come out of retirement and sign a two-year deal.
It's looking more and more likely that Collins will be seeing some time as the Colts' starter, even though Manning has never missed a game since joining the Colts as the first overall draft pick in 1998.