The Indianapolis Colts announced Wednesday that Manning had surgery in Chicago to relieve four years of intermittent neck pain caused by a pinched nerve. The procedure, performed by neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Fessler, MD, and subsequent healing and rehabilitation is not expected to interrupt Manning’s offseason workouts or his availability for next season.
Richard G. Fessler, MD is a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He founded and directed the Institute for Spine Care at the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) and was Professor of Neurological Surgery at Rush Medical College in Chicago. Formerly he was Director of Clinical Services and Education at the University of Florida Brain Institute. Additionally, at the University of Florida, he was a Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery.
Peyton has had two previous surgeries …
In July 2008, Manning had surgery twice on his left knee because of an infected bursa sac.