Peyton Manning not playing in season opener

The Indianapolis Colts will start Kerry Collins.


Peyton Manning will not be playing with the Indianapolis Colts for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

The Indianapolis Colts will start Kerry Collins.

Peyton released the following statement Wednesday:
“To say I’m disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement.  The best part about football is being out there on the field playing with my teammates.  It will be tough not to be out there playing for the organization and our fans.

I simply am not healthy enough to play and I am doing everything I can to get my health back.  The team will do fine without me, and I know for sure that I will miss them much more than they will miss me.”

Manning sustained a neck injury in May.

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