Peyton Manning hasn’t said he’s retiring, but he did give a glimpse of what’s in store for him when his career is over.
On Wednesday, the Broncos QB was asked about the news that Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler — who died last July after a battle with colon cancer — had CTE, the disease which is found in the brain after years of head trauma.
Manning, 39, admitted he hadn’t heard the Stabler news, but said that there are things he knows are waiting for him after the NFL.
"Certainly when you have injuries, when you have surgeries, the doctor sometimes will mention to you, whether you ask him or not, ‘Hey you are probably heading for a hip replacement at a certain time in your life,”’ Manning said, via 9news.com. "I said ‘Doc, I didn’t ask you if I was going to have a hip replacement. I didn’t need to know that right here at age 37, but thanks for sharing.’ I look forward to that day when I am 52 and have a hip replacement."
Manning missed the entire 2011 season with a neck injury, and had four surgeries. He said the hip diagnosis came two years ago.
Manning is trying to win his second Super Bowl on Sunday when the Broncos play the Panthers at Levi’s Stadium. Manning has a 13-13 mark in the postseason.