Manning: 'I simply am not healthy enough'
1 Replies | 310 ViewsOn 09/07/2011 01:44 PM in NFL
In a statement Wednesday, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback said: "I simply am not healthy enough to play."
Manning, who has started every game for the Colts since 1998, was likely to be doubtful when the team updated his status Monday. His statement means he will officially be out, unavailable to play for the first time in his career.
"To say I am disappointed in not being able to play is an understatement," Manning said. "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."