by Allison Petkoff
Peyton Manning has been fully cleared to play by his doctor in the 2014 season. Manning led his team, the Denver Broncos, to the Super Bowl last month despite neck injuries. Manning has struggled with neck injuries for years. He sat out the 2011 season due to surgeries on his neck and has sacrificed a lot of his time due to his injury. Hopefully, this is the final complication Manning encounters with his neck injury. We do know, however, that he has had many.
Luckily, Manning has numerous capabilities in football that make him a highly desired player. This could possibly explain why he got the opportunity to sign a 5 year $96 million contract with the Denver Broncos in 2012. Manning played all 19 games last season even with injuries. In addition, Manning set numerous records for the Broncos, including highest single season passing yards and most touchdown passes. Manning is expected to break more records in upcoming seasons. He is currently a household name and has also gained recognition as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Manning has said, though, that if doctors do tell him that he is physically at risk then he will be fine with calling off his career. Hopefully, that day is not in the near future.