Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will miss the rest of the season, according to an Indianapolis television station.
WISH-TV reports that Colts owner Jim Irsay told Super Bowl donors at a Monday morning breakfast that Manning will not return to the field for the remainder of the season. The station reports that Manning will not practice until December and may not play until 2012.
The news comes after Manning underwent his third neck procedure in 19 months in September. The surgery, first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, came with at least a two to three month recovery period, but many speculated at the time that Manning would likely miss the rest of the season.
Coming into the year Manning started 227 consecutive games for the Colts -- the longest active streak for a quarterback -- but was unable to continue the streak after the neck surgery.
The Colts are currently 0-3 on the season and recently turned to third-string quarterback Curtis Painter against the Steelers on Sunday night after Kerry Collins was knocked out of the game with an apparent concussion.