Manning went to Europe for stem cell therapy

Colts QB Peyton Manning went to Europe for a type of stem cell therapy before his most recent surgery, Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Sunday.

Manning underwent neck surgery for the third time in the last 19 months on Sept. 8. The Colts haven’t placed their franchise star on injured reserve, but he’s expected to miss much, if not all, of the 2011 season.

Glazer first reported news of the unique treatment on “Fox NFL Sunday.”

Manning traveled all over the country in an effort to find a solution for his cervical problem before deciding on another surgery. Colts officials said Manning had an anterior fusion procedure to treat the nerve problem that was continuing to give him trouble months after his May 23 surgery.

— Dan Hanzus

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