While reports indicate that the surgery was relatively minor and shouldn't affect Manning's 2011 season, having back-to-back neck surgeries does bring the horizon of Manning's Hall of Fame career into view.
Peyton Manning has undergone a number of offseason surgeries over his 14-year NFL career (remember the infected knee in 2006?) and has bounced back from all of them to wield the maestro's baton of the Colts record setting offense.
But at such an advanced age, should Colts fans begin to take even routine operations more seriously?
Bleacher Report will be the source of various articles from around the web to see what exactly the experts are saying about Peyton Manning and his long-term future in the NFL.