The Colts will play their final two games of the 2011 season without Peyton Manning. Just minutes after the previously winless Colts got their first win on Sunday, team vice chairman Bill Polian said that Manning will not play this season though he has begun throwing to teammates at the team complex. The comments came in a rare, five-paragraph postgame statement Polian made from the podium. "It was determined by the doctors that there was no chance he (Manning) would play this year," Polian said, referring to a Thursday meeting. "His rehabilitation has not come far enough to make it prudent for him to step on the field in game action. He may practice in some very scripted and circumscribed circumstances if he wishes. That's entirely up to him."
Colts Say Manning Won't Play This Season