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Tony Ugoh, Jerraud Powers, Kelvin Hayden, and Dwight Freeney are four of thirteen players held out of Colts mini-camp due to injury

Paul Kuharsky is gives us the first real injury report of the 2010 off-season:

While Manning and safety Bob Sanders (biceps) are recovered and working, the Colts listed 13 players who won't practice Friday because of injuries, including Dwight Freeney, cornerbacks Kelvin Hayden and Jerraud Powers and offensive lineman Tony Ugoh. Caldwell declined to get into specifics.

For Ugoh, this injury is not good. He's fighting for a roster spot, and with guys like Andy Alleman and Mike Pollak also looking to stay on this team, missing time because of an injury will make things tough for Tony.

The one positive news on the injury front is Peyton Manning's neck seems fine after off-season surgery. By what PFT suggests, Manning suffered this injury (pinched nerve) in 2006 when two Washington Redskins defenders nearly took his head off in a regular season game. However, after having the surgery, Manning says he no longer needs multiple treatment sessions on the neck:

"I feel good out there throwing, I feel good in my lifting, I feel like everything went according to plan," Manning said on the opening day of the Indianapolis Colts' mandatory minicamp. "I'm very relieved of that and I no longer have to get the treatment that I was having to get for the past four years.

"Treatment was time as much as anything, manual traction trying to relieve some things. Three times a day about 25 minutes apiece just got to be tough, very time consuming."

Manning has spent time this off-season working with rookie tight end Brody Eldridge along with receivers Sam Giguere and Anthony Gonzalez.