Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eli Manning To Have Ankle Surgery

Thursday New York Giants player Eli Manning had arthroscopy surgery on his left ankle. Just two weeks shy of the start of the Giants' offseason program, Manning had a debridement procedure by Dr. Robert Anderson, podiatrist to the sports stars. The purpose of having the surgery was to fix the high ankle sprain he sustained during the 2013 regular season finale against the Redskins.
"I think it's smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn't an ongoing issue," he said. "I'm eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system."
Manning hopes to be fully recovered and running again in six weeks, so he can return for the team's on-field OTA session, which starts May 28th. The Giants' offseason program starts on April 21st, beginning with classroom sessions, strength and conditioning work and drills, and Manning wants to be a part of them.
"I'm looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the 21st," he said. "I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms, so we can all learn the new offense."
Manning sustained the high ankle sprain four months ago when his offensive line failed to protect him once again. He was slammed to the ground by Redskins player Chris Baker right before halftime. Everyone thought he would recuperate in a few weeks and in late January he said his ankle was "doing good."
It was just last week when Manning was at Duke University doing yearly workouts with older brother Peyton, and Giants receivers Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham.
Somehow in the four months since his initial injury the progress on his ankle slowed and he made the decision to have surgery.
"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."
Reference: New York Daily News
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