STATEMENT RELEASED

The Colts on Friday afternoon released a statement regarding quarterback Peyton Manning's knee surgery. The release was in consultation with club physicians to provide accuracy with respect to medical facts.

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Colts Address Peyton Manning's Knee Surgery
INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts on Friday afternoon released a statement regarding quarterback Peyton Manning's knee surgery.

The release was in consultation with club physicians to provide accuracy with respect to medical facts.

The statement read as follows:

"Peyton Manning developed swelling in his left pre-patella bursa in late February. The swollen bursa was treated conservatively beginning in February with drainage and anti-inflammatory medication. The first signs of infection occurred while he was in New Orleans in July.

"It should be noted that infection developed prior to any surgery. Upon manifestation of the signs of infection, he immediately had surgery to remove the bursa sac. Concurrently, he was treated aggressively with antibiotics, and the infection was eliminated. The second procedure (tacking of the skin to eliminate the bursal space) was designed to ensure the complete and swift resolution of the bursal problem. The procedure was successful.

"The second procedure was in no way, shape or form, related to the infection. The second procedure did not delay his rehabilitation or recovery materially. It also should be noted emphatically that, at no time, did he have MRSA.

"It is clear from consultation with our physicians, including infectious disease specialists, that staph is a societal medical problem. There is no empirical evidence that indicates to our physicians there is a problem related to resistant staph (MRSA) with respect to the Indianapolis Colts."

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