Manning Back in the Groove

  • Last Updated: May 23 2012, 11:50 BST

Peyton Manning has come through his first workout with the Denver Broncos.

Peyton Manning: Back in the groove

The legendary quarterback had been on the sidelines for the best part of 16 months after four surgeries on his neck that eventually ended his 13-year association with the Indianapolis Colts.

Manning showed good accuracy on his passes and perhaps most importantly no discomfort from the nerve injuries that caused weakness in his throwing arm.

"It felt good to be out there. It's been a while for me," Manning told reporters after the session at the Broncos' training facility in Englewood.

"It's been about a year and a-half since I've been in uniform, been in an organized practice. So, it felt good to be out there. And it will be a good film to study.

"There's no question it's a different mentality for me in these OTAs than it has been in other years because of all the changes.

"But I look forward to the challenge and I just can't tell you how important these OTAs are. I think they're important for everybody. But when you're a new player, on a new team, certainly coming off an injury, I think they certainly take added importance, and I thought today was an excellent start."