Manning makes 1st appearance on home turf in month

September 25, 2011 - 8:20 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts quarterback Peyton Manning made his first appearance in front of his home fans in nearly a month.

During Sunday night's pregame warmups, Manning stood next to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen as he threw passes to Dallas Clark. Manning then walked over to another receiver, Austin Collie, and slapped hands with his teammate.

Manning's last appearance at Lucas Oil Stadium was Aug. 26 when he dressed in the same khaki slacks and blue-and-white golf shirt for a preseason game. The four-time MVP has missed all three games this season after having neck surgery May 23 and another surgery Sept. 8. He is expected to be in the coaches' booth for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.