Two doctors have given Peyton Manning clearance to play football again, ESPN is reporting.
The doctors, one of whom operated on Manning's neck, say his spinal injury has stabilized and it's safe for him to play, ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter reported, citing unnamed sources.
The Colts quarterback still needs to regain strength in his arm, where there was nerve damage. Though Manning has sounded optimistic in interviews, it's not clear when he could resume his career.
One of ESPN's sources was quoted as saying: "It's not a safety issue; it's a performance issue."