Peyton Manning finally arrived in Terre Haute, Ind. Where he is or when he’ll practice with the Indianapolis Colts remains a mystery.
The two-time NFL 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.
Around the league
Baltimore Ravens starting offensive tackle Adam Terry was carted off the practice 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. … Pittsburgh 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. … Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Reggie Williams returned to practice and was removed from the physically unable to perform list. Williams missed the first three days of training camp with a sprained right knee. … Safety Rodney Harrison took part in the New England Patriots’ evening practice after being taken off the physically unable to perform list.