Dec 29, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Giants QB Eli Manning to undergo arthroscopic ankle procedure Thursday

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The New York Giants have sent out a release on Thursday afternoon stating that quarterback Eli Manning will be undergoing an arthroscopic ankle procedure this afternoon in North Carolina.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle this afternoon.

The procedure, a debridement of the ankle, will be performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.

In the regular season finale of the 2013 season, Manning left the game after suffering a high ankle sprain, and has been rehabbing it ever since. However, he did explain that taking this next step of the procedure is necessary so as to not hinder their 2014 campaign.

“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” said Manning. “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.”

Manning is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career in 2013 in which he threw a staggering 27 interceptions to just 18 touchdown passes.



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