Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/1/11

Indianapolis Colts president Bill Polian said Monday that injured quarterback Peyton Manning will remain on the active roster all season.

The Colts have the worst record in the NFL at 0-8, primarily due to the absence of Manning, a four-time NFL MVP who is sidelined following neck surgery. Indianapolis had made the playoffs nine straight seasons with Manning at quarterback.

Manning remains active in order to resume practicing at some point, and there remains a chance that he could return to the field late in the season. However, Polian said Manning would remain active even though he is not sure the team would allow him to take the field.

"I'm not sure we would necessarily play him in ballgames with our offensive line as beaten up as it is right now," Polian said on his weekly radio show.

During the preseason, when it became clear to the Colts that Manning would not be ready for the start of the season, the team signed journeyman quarterback Kerry Collins. However, Collins suffered a concussion and also likely is out for the season, leaving the quarterbacking duties to Curtis Painter.

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