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Peyton Manning still not throwing as he recovers from surgery

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) runs for 27 yards against the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. The Colts won 31-26. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is still recovering from surgery three weeks ago, and although there’s not a lot of news about how his recovery is going, one relevant detail is that Manning still isn’t throwing.

Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star reports that Manning hasn’t thrown since the May 23 surgery, which repaired a problem with a disk in his neck. Manning was also among the Colts who attended a celebrity softball game in Indiana, but Manning didn’t play.

At the moment, when Colts players get together to work out, backup quarterback Curtis Painter is doing the throwing. Still, even if he’s not throwing, Manning is the unquestioned team leader, and Colts running back and kick returner Devin Moore said that even if he doesn’t throw, Manning runs the show.

“Any time Peyton says it’s time to throw, you’re there with Peyton and Curtis,” Moore said. “He’s more of a coach type of guy.”

The Colts just hope Manning will be ready to throw when the lockout ends, and the time comes for the players to play and the coaches to coach.