This Sunday thousands upon thousands of football fans will fill the seats of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California to watch the Denver Broncos face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. While others will be enjoying the game from their couches and barstools – all eyes will be on the battling behemoth quarterbacks, Peyton Manning of the Broncos and Cam Newton of the Panthers.

These two athletes, known for their stellar career performances haven’t always had it easy on the field. In fact, they have both undergone surgical repair for injuries sustained in the heat of the game.

Peyton Manning’s injuries may be most notorious, as he’s undergone a number of surgeries for neck and cervical pain. In fact, those with knowledge of football and ICD-10 proficiency may recognize his injury as a cervical disc herniation, coded under ICD-10-CM as: M50.20.

Cam Newton, the younger of the two, has experienced his fair-share of pain. Newton was a patient in 2014, opting to receive surgery to tighten ligaments in his ankle after a severe sprain. If you were to peruse his medical records, you may recognize ICD-10-CM codes M24.2 or M35.7 for ligamentous laxity.

Advize Health wishes the teams and fans alike a safe, fun-filled Sunday with family, friends, good food, and great football!