NFC East Watch: Eli Manning Has Ankle Surgery

Manning suffered a high ankle sprain in the Giants' 2013 finale

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery he injured in the season finale last year, the team’s official website announced Thursday.

Manning had been rehabbing the injury--a high left ankle sprain--all offseason, but after experiencing some lingering discomfort, he met with foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Together, they decided that going forward with the procedure now was the best route for the two-time Super Bowl winner.

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

Like the Cowboys, the Giants offseason conditioning program will kick off on April 21.

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