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Eli Manning Undergoing Arthroscopic Surgery On His Ankle Thursday


The New York Giants announced on Thursday that QB Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle this afternoon.

Manning suffered a high-ankle sprain during the team’s finale regular season game and had been trying to rehab the injury in recent weeks.

“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, 33, signed a seven-year contract worth $106.9 million that included $35 million guaranteed back in 2009. He still has two years remaining on current deal with base salaries of $15.15 million and $17 million coming his way.

Last year, he completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,818 yards, 18 touchdowns and a league leading 27 interceptions.

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