Dr. Richard Fessler Performs Spine Surgery on NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning

Written by Laura Dyrda | May 25, 2011 | Print  |
Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Indiana Colts, received spine surgery from Richard Fessler, MD, a spine surgeon in Chicago for a bulging disc in his cervical spine, according to a USA Today report.

After an MRI showed Mr. Manning's disc pushing against a nerve, he opted for surgical treatment. The surgery was minor, and he is expected to recover in six to eight weeks. Mr. Manning first experienced pain associated with the injury during a workout, and he has previously undergone a similar surgery in his cervical spine.

Dr. Fessler performed Mr. Manning's first spine surgery as well, which occurred in 2010.

Read the report on Peyton Manning.

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