http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...ad-to-recoveryFormer Panthers QB Chris Weinke, who underwent spinal fusion surgery similar to Peyton Manning's, regained 100 percent of his arm strength after seven months.
Comparing his injury to Manning's, Weinke said: "In terms of the similarities between the two, the fusion and the nerve regeneration are exactly the same." Weinke couldn't grip a ball at first and didn't throw "with purpose" for five months. Manning was throwing in December, three months after his surgery, leaving him ahead of Weinke's pace. Although he had to rebuild arm strength from "ground zero," Weinke actually gained velocity post-surgery due to a focus on the "little muscles" in his upper arm.
Great article. Glad to see Manning is ahead of schedule. Manning is just a guy you don't bet against. I am keeping my fingers crossed that he gets released in early March. This could also effect the asking price in order to trade up, since the Browns, Redskins, and Dolphins all need a QB. One of those teams should sign Matt Flynn, another should sign Manning, leaving only one team with the "need" to trade up to the Rams spot.