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10-24-2008, 09:00 AM
Manning reportedly had second operation due to staph infection

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning had a staph infection that forced doctors to operate on his knee a second time this offseason, according to a report in Friday's Indianapolis Star.

He is the second high-profile NFL quarterback to make the news this week because of a severe infection in the knee. Tom Brady of the New England Patriots reportedly had additional, infection-clearing procedures done on his knee following the initial early October surgery to repair the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments.

Cleveland tight end Kellen Winslow had a bout with a staph infection this month and was hospitalized for three days. He missed the Browns' upset of the New York Giants on Oct. 13, before returning for last week's game against the Redskins despite practicing once.

Manning's initial surgery was in July, when the bursa sac in his left knee had to be operated on because of the staph infection, according to the Star.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported previously that the second procedure took place 17 days after the original surgery, further delaying Manning's progress in training camp. Doctors were concerned about the fluid that had infected the bursa sac, which had been removed in the original operation.

The Star reported Friday that it was the same staph infection that forced the second procedure.


I was hearing doctors on ESPN radio talk about this, saying that this particular type of staph (coudn't pronounce).. is getting to be a widespread problem and is VERY common in sports locker rooms across the US. In Fact, the Cleveland Browns have had 6 players with staph over the last 4 years.

The doctor was saying just how amazingly difficult it is to remove, because the staph infection has become almost immune to the antibiotics.

I wanted to mention this NOW... in case a Denver Bronco happens to get a staph infection and the boards light up blaming our medical personnel.

10-24-2008, 09:17 AM
I remember them mentioning this last week as the Colts were at Green Bay.

I wonder why the increase? :confused: These guys all on roids? :D