Peyton Manning's career nearing its end

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field after defeating the Chargers on Sunday. (USA...

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning walks off the field after defeating the Chargers on Sunday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:15 PM ET

DENVER - A ripple of anxiety swept around Sports Authority Field Sunday after a report on ESPN suggesting that Peyton Manning’s future with the Denver Broncos would hinge on post-season examination of the quarterback’s surgically repaired upper spine.

An NFL quarterback in his late 30s undergoes four delicate, complicated surgeries on a part of his body, his neck, that is itself complicated and delicate, comes back and plays two more gruelling seasons at the most vulnerable position in sports and then it’s treated as a surprise that his future depends on careful off-season evaluation of the state of his health?

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Every play, every game, every season that Peyton Manning continues to perform in the NFL is on borrowed time.


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