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Colts Keeping Manning Under Wraps For Now

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 25, 2013 at 01:21 PM
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -

Peyton Manning finally arrived in town. Where he is or when he'll practice with the Indianapolis Colts remains a mystery.

The two-time league most valuable player had surgery July 14 to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee, but still has not appeared on the Colts' practice fields. Team officials are keeping his whereabouts hush-hush.

"He's doing fine. He's here and he's immobilized," Coach Tony Dungy said after Tuesday morning's practice. "We don't want a lot of people seeing him, so that's why we're not saying where he is."

Doctors are taking a cautious approach to Manning's recovery to lower the risk of infection.

The last time Manning didn't report with his teammates was 1998 when he missed five days because of a contract holdout before his rookie season. Since then, Manning has made 160 consecutive regular-season starts, the second-longest streak in league history behind only Brett Favre (253).

He's never missed a regular-season or postseason game and has missed only one play in his career because of injury.

BILLS: Backup quarterback J.P. Losman was held out of practice after jamming the thumb on his throwing hand.

COWBOYS: Cornerback Terence Newman will miss at least three weeks of practice because of a significant groin injury.

EAGLES: Defensive end Chris Clemons was released from a hospital where he was treated for dehydration. Clemons was helped off the field about two hours into the team's Tuesday morning practice.

JAGUARS: Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams reinjured his right knee Tuesday night, hours after being activated after missing the first three days of camp.

During the evening practice, Williams made a spin move after a reception and hurt the knee. He had to be carted off the field.

RAMS: Guard Mark Setterstrom left before practice with numbness in his right leg and foot, which the team believed may have been caused by a brace pinching on a nerve.

RAVENS: Starting offensive tackle Adam Terry was carted off the field clutching his left leg and screaming in pain after flipping over running back Ray Rice. Terry underwent surgery in January to repair his left ankle and appears to have aggravated that injury.

STEELERS: Punter Daniel Sepulveda tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in three years and is expected to miss the season.

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