Eli Manning Injury: Updates on Giants QB's Ankle and Recovery

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Eli Manning Injury: Updates on Giants QB's Ankle and Recovery
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Updates from Tuesday, June 10

Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger provides a statement from Eli Manning discussing his injury status:

Yeah, 100 percent, yeah. I don't think about it, I don't notice it. I go about practice and do everything and they're not even worried about it. It hasn't been an issue and there's no question I could play tomorrow.

Yeah, and in all the OTA's, I've taken all the reps that I would normally take.

 

Updates from Thursday, May 29

Tom Coughlin spoke about Eli Manning's ankle and his involvement at team OTAs (via Tom Rock of Newsday):

Victor Cruz, Tom Coughlin and Eli himself spoke on the quarterback's status, according to Tom Rock of Newsday:

"My biggest concern about doing it when we did it was I thought I might miss some OTAs, and I didn't want to," Manning said Thursday after a second straight day of full participation in the voluntary workouts. "The fact that I got back for these OTAs makes me feel confident that we made the right decision."

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"When we started out I didn't think we'd have him for anything," Tom Coughlin said Thursday. "We're about two or three days into Phase II [earlier this month] and he's running around. I'm trying to slow him down but he feels good."

"It gives us a lot of confidence, especially with a guy coming off an injury and everything comes out saying that he's not going to participate," wide receiver Victor Cruz said. "But he's out there with us not being tame, not being shortened . . . It's just amazing to see a guy that doesn't have to be out here, who can sit back and heal as much as he wants to, but he's out there working with us and learning the plays and learning the timing." 

Eli also talked about his status going forward, according to Rock's report:

The Giants will remain vigilant with Manning's left ankle, checking each day for swelling and trying to get honest answers from the quarterback about any discomfort. So far it's been nothing but green lights.

"We're still being smart with most things, not trying to over-do it," Manning said. "Just daily football activities, I feel like I can do them all full . . . We're just going to see how it's responding. Just keep going about my business trying to keep getting better out there on the field."

Updates from Wednesday, May 28

The New York Giants posted a video of Eli Manning running drills at the team's OTA's:

Updates from Monday, May 12

Michael Eisen of Giants.com provides a statement from Eli Manning discussing his recovery from ankle surgery:

I didn’t know what the exact timetable was,. They say six weeks; I never know if that’s six weeks until you start rehabbing or six weeks until you’re 100 percent. It will be five weeks coming up Thursday, but I feel good. I took some team reps today, took about half the reps of the team stuff (in the Giants’ workout that is part of their offseason conditioning program). 

(I am) doing all of the passing, doing all of the drills, so I feel great, feel like I’m ready to go. I think we’re kind of waiting until we hit that six-week mark until they fully let me do everything. But I feel right on my way and should be ready soon.

 

Updates from Monday, May 5

Ebenezer Samuel and Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News provides a statement from Peyton Manning discussing his brother Eli's recovery from ankle surgery:

He feels good. He was doing some light throwing the other day, obviously just kind of upper-body stuff.

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He’s disappointed he’s got to miss some of the OTAs, but it’s better than missing games during the season. So it was the right thing to do.

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Just the doctor thought this might pop up in the fall. Might as well knock it out now. It’s hard to do, but it was the right thing to do, and I know he (Eli) will be excited once he can get back out there.

Updates from Thursday, May 1

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News has the latest on Eli Manning:

Updates from Sunday, April 27

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com confirms Eli Manning is no longer using a walking boot to protect his surgically-repaired ankle:

Updates from Wednesday, April 23

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News provides a statement from Eli Manning discussing his recovery from ankle surgery:

You know, I think I could be safe to say I should be 100 percent by training camp. I would hope so. I would think for sure I’d be ready to go for training camp.

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We just felt this was the safest bet to go ahead and do the scope at this point, rather than waiting and seeing how it felt, going through OTAs and mini-camp,” he said. “Then all of a sudden its June or July and then you might be missing training camp. We felt this was the safest bet. This will insure that I’m back 100 percent by training camp.

Vacchiano also provided a synopsis of Manning discussing speculation that he was playing basketball at Duke following the surgery:

Manning said he “didn’t play basketball” while at Duke for the annual workouts he holds with his brother, Peyton, and a group of receivers from both of their teams. In fact he said that when a photo was taken of the Mannings and their receivers posing on the Duke court, his ankle surgery had already been scheduled for the next day.

Updates from Tuesday, April 22

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com has the latest on Eli Manning's injured ankle:

Updates from Thursday, April 10

The Giants announced Eli Manning's surgery was successful:

The Record's Art Stapleton provided an update on Manning surgery:

Original Text:

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is set to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle on Thursday as the result of an injury sustained in the team's regular-season finale last December, according to Giants.com senior writer Michael Eisen.   

The 33-year-old signal-caller recently talked about the injury and his optimism for a speedy recovery, per Eisen:

I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain. I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle. The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks. I’m looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the 21st. I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense. I got some good work in this week at Duke, and I think it’s smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue. I’m eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system.

If Manning's six-week timetable is accurate, he should be running again by the start of organized team activities (OTAs) in late May. 

Dr. Robert Klapper spoke about the injury, Manning's surgery and how the issue may have impacted the quarterback:

The Giants' offseason program is set to begin on April 21 and will include two weeks of strength training in addition to conditioning and rehabilitation. OTAs will begin on May 28 and continue through June, with the first mandatory minicamp scheduled for June 17-19, according to Eisen.

With the two-time Super Bowl MVP appearing confident that he'll be back in time for upcoming offseason events, Giants fans shouldn't have to worry about their quarterback's health. With the regular season still five months away, even a setback is unlikely to sideline Manning from any meaningful action.

But after going 16-16 over the past two seasons since winning Super Bowl XLVI, the Giants will be under immense pressure to perform in 2014. Manning, who threw a career-worst 27 interceptions in 2013, may feel the most pressure of all.

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