Colts acknowledge Manning had 2nd knee surgery

NFL PreseasonPeyton Manning

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts coach Tony Dungy has confirmed that Peyton Manning actually had two surgical procedures on his left knee before returning to the field in late August.

Dungy says he doesn't believe Manning's second knee surgery was the reason the team has had a sluggish start this season.

Manning wasn't available to reporters today. The Colts routed Baltimore 31-3 yesterday, in what was easily his best game of the season.

Manning has repeatedly said he continues to rehabilitate the knee. He had an infected bursa sac removed in mid-July.

Manning missed all of training camp, all the Colts' five preseason games and didn't return to practice until Aug. 26.

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