Peyton Manning won't be on sideline

Updated: September 10, 2011, 9:21 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis Colts spokesman says Peyton Manning didn't travel with his teammates to Houston on Saturday, two days after having more surgery on his injured neck.

Manning
Manning

Manning won't play Sunday in the season opener, ending his streak of 227 consecutive starts including the playoffs. But for the previous three days, coach Jim Caldwell hadn't said whether Manning would travel with the team. Manning has had three surgical procedures on his neck in the past 19 months.

When Manning hasn't played in the past, he has usually stood on the sideline and occasionally wore a headset to help with play-calling.


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