Indianapolis Colts' fill-in quarterback Kerry Collins has done little to make anyone forget about the loss of Peyton Manning. While Collins made some pretty solid passes, overall, the Colts' offense was stagnant during their Week 1 blowout loss to the Houston Texans.
It appears that a change in surgery plans will have Manning ready faster than anyone would have expected. Manning will have bone from his hip fused to his vertebrae.
The surgery is expected to be a lot more invasive and painful.
While initial reports had Manning out nearly six months, the new surgery could reduce his recovery time to six to eight weeks.
If the Colts can remain competitive until that point, Manning's return would be much appreciated.