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Alex Albright can relate to Peyton Manning

IRVING, Texas -- If Peyton Manning needs to talk to anybody about the recovery from a spinal fusion story, then the Indianapolis Colts quarterback can talk to Cowboys rookie linebacker Alex Albright.

Albright had his spine fused during his junior year at Boston College and has not had a problem since. He also had a congenital problem fused as well. According to reports Manning could miss 8-10 weeks.

“It took awhile before you felt secure enough to where you could take hits and give hits out,” Albright said. “I had surgery in late October and was full go by April, so six or seven months. It’s unfortunate that he has to go through this. I just hope he doesn’t push himself back or feel the need to push himself back because it takes a little while to get used to hitting people again with your neck after a surgery like that.”

Because of the differences in positions between Manning and Albright that issue should be mitigated some. Albright said the doctors told him he would not be able to play again without the surgery.

[The doctors] “let me know there could be stuff later in life, but as soon as it was healed up it should be good to go,” Albright said.