The situations aren’t exactly the same because Weinke went through the ordeal at a much younger age. He also didn’t need four procedures in a two-year span like Manning. Weinke did go through the same issues with nerve regeneration in his damaged arm.
“I lost everything, full atrophy in my throwing arm, the nerves that control my right arm were damaged,” Weinke said. “My head was awkward and I got involved in a head-on collision. I had total nerve regeneration. So I had to in essence re-teach myself to throw.”
Of course two things stick out after reading that report: Wienke was hardly a success in the NFL due to many factors nor is every medical case similar. Wienke was younger, had no history of stenosis and suffered the damage as part of a traumatic car accident.
Also, as far as Weinke being much younger... while this is true, it is not like he was a 20 year old. Weinke spent five or six years in the minor leagues before he went to Florida St. So when Wienke went through this he was probably 25 or 26, which makes him only about 9 or 10 years younger than Peyton.
With all the things coming out about Peyton Manning, it makes you wonder why he would risk it all coming back to football. Manning made enough money that he should be able to live with his family comfortably for the rest of his life. Either Manning isn't hurt as bad as people are saying, or he thinks he is indestructable..
Weinke was injured in the fesirst half of a game Vs Virginia in 99 I believe. Peyton doesn't have a history of stenosis either. His brother Copper does, but not Peyton. Where exactly are you getting your info from?