Report: Peyton Manning has 2nd neck surgery

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws a touchdown pass in the third quarter of play...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws a touchdown pass in the third quarter of play against the New York Jets in the NFL AFC Championship football game in Indianapolis, Indiana, January 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Shaun Best)

Sports Network

, Last Updated: 8:54 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts quarterback Peyton Manning reportedly underwent surgery on his neck for the second time in the past 15 months.

Manning told the Indianapolis Star that he had the minimally invasive procedure on Monday to address a disk-related issue in his neck and expects a quick recovery. He also had surgery in March 2010 to relieve pain in his neck caused by a pinched nerve.

In February, the Colts placed their franchise tag on Manning, locking up the star quarterback for next season.

He finished the final season of the seven-year deal he signed in 2004, which paid him close to $100 million. Under the franchise tag, he will earn the average salary of the top five-paid quarterbacks next season, or 120 percent of his previous salary if it is greater.

Manning, a four-time MVP, is likely to become the highest-paid player in the NFL when he hammers out a new deal with the Colts after the league's labor dispute is settled.

He has never missed a game in 13 seasons for the Colts, passing for 54,828 yards and 399 touchdowns in 208 consecutive starts. He guided the team to a Super Bowl title after the 2006 season.


Photos