Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic ankle surgery on his left ankle later today. The news comes directly from the Giants:
“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.”
No one ever likes to hear about their QB having any type of surgery but Eli should be back and rolling in a month and a half. The most important thing here is that he is back in time to work with the new coaching staff and get more comfortable in the system.