Peyton Manning underwent four neck surgeries which caused him to miss the entire 2011 season, but has put up video-game-like numbers in Denver ever since.
That doesn't mean, however, that there aren't any lingering effects.
In an interview with Peter King of TheMMQB.com, Manning explained that he can't feel his fingertips -- and that he may never be able to feel them again.
“I can’t feel anything in my fingertips,” Manning said Thursday. “It’s crazy. I’ve talked to a doctor recently who said, Don’t count on the feeling coming back. It was hard for me for about two years, because one doctor told me I could wake up any morning and it might come back. So you wake up every day thinking, Today’s the day! Then it’s not.”
Manning threw for 4,727 yards and 39 touchdowns last season, so while football has taken a physical toll that may affect him for the rest of his life, we wouldn't recommend dropping him from your fantasy team just yet.
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