As you may or may not know, in 2011, Peyton Manning, the 35-year-old QB for the Indianapolis Colts, was suffering from a bulging disk in his neck. After undergoing 3 neck surgeries and months of physical therapy, he opted to go to Europe for stem cell treatment.
Peyton has become the newest face of stem cell therapy in a treatment decision that has elicited mixed opinions from top doctors in the field. Manning had already missed his team’s first two games.
Ultimately the Colts decided to trade Manning as they feared he would not recover. However, in 2012 he became the starting QB for the Denver Broncos and just missed taking his new team to the Super Bowl.
At the start of the 2013 season, he threw 7 touchdowns tying the NFL record for most TD’s in a game, beating the Baltimore Ravens the defending Superbowl Champions, by a score of 49-27, joining Sid Luckman (1943), Adrian Burke (1954), George Blanda (1961), Y.A. Tittle (1962), and Joe Kapp (1969) on a list that few folks will ever have a chance to join.
The 462 passing yards were the second-highest total of his career and the majority of them came after halftime when Manning really started to find his rhythm.
Manning had also thrown for 16 TD’s without an interception by week 4.
Well here we are, Super Bowl 50 and Peyton has brought the Denver Broncos to the big show... again! This may be Peyton’s swan song, but let’s hope it’s ends on a happy note.
Well it sure did. Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning... Super Bowl Champs!
Check out the videos below for info on his stem cell treatment.