Manning obliged to undergo tests under contract with Denver.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is set for his annual meeting with doctors to undergo a neck exam after undergoing numerous surgeries before missing the 2011 season.
The veteran NFL star is keen to ensure that all is well with regards to his health, while ESPN report that this year’s exam, which is part of the 37-year-old’s contract with Denver, will take place on Monday.
It is understood that all parties expect there to be no issues considering he has already been given a clean bill of health in his exit physical from team doctors at the end of last season, one which ended in disappointment for the Broncos with defeat in the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks.
Manning has also played in the AT&T Pro-Am tournament at Pebble Beach since the season ended, giving a further indication that all should be well when he takes part in examinations on Monday.
The former Indianapolis Colts ace is signed through until the 2016 season and has previously stated this year that he has had no thoughts about retirement.
However, after missing the entire 2011 season after undergoing four neck surgeries, it is merely precautionary and as routine as possible that he is checked out for any lingering ailments.
It is widely expected that Manning will return to play next year having broken numerous records last season, although doubts do remain over how long he is capable of continuing beyond next season, with suggestions in the US media that the next campaign could turn out to be his last.