Last year around this time, we were greeted with the news that Peyton Manning needed knee surgery. The surgery, and the recovery time after wards, hurt Indy's chances to win games early in the 2008 season. The Colts started 4-4. When Manning got better, they finished 8-0.
This year, it seems the surprise injury of the off-season award goes to Adam Vinatieri.
Adam had hip surgery today, performed by the same guy who worked on noted baseball cheater Alex Roidriguez. It took A-Fraud two months to recover from his surgery. So, there is hope Vinatieri will be OK in time for training camp.
The Colts released a two paragraph statement on Vinatieir's condition. It's been a nagging problem. Just like past situations with the Colts in regards to injuries, I trust nothing that comes out of West 56th Street. Nothing. If they say he will be available for the start of the season, I will remain skeptical. Rookie Pat McAfee is the only other kicker on the roster, but he was drafted primarily to punt.
Tip to peytonsthebest.