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Peyton Manning having postseason neck exam on Monday

Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws during practice for the football team’s NFL playoff game against the San Diego Chargers at the Broncos training facility in Englewood, Colo., Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)


Since Peyton Manning missed the 2011 season after neck surgery, he’s had annual exams with doctors to make sure all is still safe and sound for the Broncos quarterback.

Jeff Legwold of reports that this year’s exam, which is part of Manning’s contract with the Broncos, is on Monday. The expectation is that Manning will again get a clean bill of health as he has already passed his exit physical from team doctors and had no issues with the neck during the season.

He also played in the AT&T Pro-Am tournament at Pebble Beach after the end of the season, something that probably wouldn’t have happened if there were doubts about his fitness. Manning did have some ankle issues during the season and missed some practice time, but it’s not expected to be an issue in the future.

Manning is signed through the 2016 season and said before the Super Bowl that he’s had no thoughts about retirement.