Indianapolis - The Colts announced Monday night that quarterback Peyton Manning will miss 4-6 weeks following knee surgery.
In a statment from team president Bill Polian, the team revealed that Manning had an infected bursa sac removed from his left knee Monday afternoon in a routine procedure. The Colts' medical staff expects the quarterback to make a full return in 4-6 weeks.
"Peyton had been receiving conservative treatment for an inflamed bursa sac in consultation with the club's medical staff since February 2008," Polian said in the release.
The team says the course of treatment was productive until he experienced increased pain and early signs of infection.
The Colts open training camp on July 25 and face the Washington Redskins in the preseason opener August 3 in Canton, Ohio. The regular season opener is September 7 against the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. That game can be seen on Channel 13.
Tonight on Eyewitness News Nightbeat, Dave Calabro visits with Manning at his camp in Louisiana.