Indianapolis Colts Owner: Peyton Manning “Out for Awhile”

I would start getting used to seeing Kerry Collins under center for the Indianapolis Colts this season.

Colts owner Jim Irsay all but said that would be the case on Twitter this morning.

Irsay, a regular on Twitter, wrote the following message on his account: “NFL Season opens 2nite!We had a good practice yesterday and r guys r fired up 4 the season.#18’s out for awhile,but compete,we will/BELIEVE.”

The development was a follow-up to confirmations by the team’s vice chairman, Bill Polian, and Manning himself, that the four-time MVP would miss Sunday’s season opener in Houston, ending an unprecedented streak of 208 (227 including playoffs) consecutive starts to begin a NFL career.

(Update: Manning’s 2011 is likely over, is this a career ender?)

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