If Peyton Manning can do it, so can Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell 1 polaroidBobby Parnell visited the Mets clubhouse after Thursday’s loss to the Giants, wearing a neck brace.

Parnell had surgery on a herniated disk in his neckĀ on September 10.

“I know Peyton Manning had it,” Parnell said about the surgery. “He had seven touchdowns, so I was pretty comfortable.”

Parnell said he expects to be ready by spring training.

“Everyone has assured me that I will ready,” Parnell said, while saying goodbye to his teammates. “All the discomfort that I had from the pinched nerve is gone, basically. It’s just soreness from the surgery now. I feel very confident that everything is going to get back to normal.”