UPDATE: Manning’s injury was not made worse by anything done at Duke, we’re told. The Giants thought that rest and rehab would be able to fix the problem, which is why they opted out of surgery in the first place.
Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle.
The Giants quarterback sustained a high ankle sprain during the season finale against the Redskins and, according to a post on the team’s web site, is still “experiencing some discomfort” during the start of his offseason prep work.
He is expected to be out for at least six weeks.
Manning will receive the procedure today in Charlotte. He had been working with wide receivers, and his brother, Peyton, at Duke University.
The move puts him out of service for the beginning of offseason workouts, which are slated to start April 21.
Some members of the offense complained about a lack of cohesion heading into the season after both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks skipped the voluntary sessions in 2013. Now, with a new offense to install and a slew of new players, Manning will largely be a spectator.
“I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense,” Manning said. “I think it’s smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue.”
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