Last month, prior to the Super Bowl, word began to leak that Peyton Manning‘s future in the NFL would be decided by a group of doctors who will exam the eventual Hall of Fame quarterback’s neck.
A reported hinted that if the result didn’t show what was wanted, Manning would be forced to retire.
Peyton, for what it’s worth, downplayed such a suggestion and says he plans to play in 2014 barring an oddity. That said, it’s expected that Manning will meet with the medical team in the coming weeks – possibly as soon as next week according to John Elway.
Elway added Manning is expected to visit with doctors in Denver next week to evaluate his neck fusion. Manning has said repeatedly he plans on playing in 2014 unless the doctors tell him not to. He had a similar exam following the 2012 season.
Elway says he doesn’t believe there will be any issues with Manning’s neck and everything should be ‘fine’.
Sounds as if Manning will be returning in 2014, as if there were any concerns.