In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 19, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Peyton Manning receives stem cell therapy in an effort to avoid another surgery on his neck, but the procedure isn't effective, and the Colts QB requires his third neck surgery in 19 months.Peyton Manning tries to avoi a third surgery on his neck by traveling to Europe for stem cell treatment, according to a report on Fox's NFL pregame show.

Report: Peyton Manning underwent stem-cell procedure for neck surgery

Peyton Manning underwent a stem-cell procedure before having neck surgery recently, Fox’s Jay Glazer reported today.

The treatment is not used in the United States and Manning sought a number of consultations and therapies before undergoing anterior fusion surgery Sept. 8. Manning, 35, has had three procedures on his neck in 19 months, but the Colts continue to hope he’ll be available this season. He remains on the active list and reportedly made his first appearance at the Colts’ facility Friday and Saturday.

According to ESPN, Manning received therapy and watched part of practice Friday.

Report: Peyton Manning underwent stem-cell procedure in Europe before having neck surgery – The Early Lead – The Washington Post.


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