On Dec. 29, Dan Hanzus of NFL.com reported that New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning suffered a high ankle sprain against the Washington Redskins. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted on his Facebook page on Thursday that Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle on Thursday.
When the Giants played the Redskins in the season finale, Manning suffered a high ankle sprain.
Manning was attempting a short completion in the second quarter of that game. During that play, Redskins’ defensive lineman Chris Bakerwas tackled him, according to Hanzus.
It appeared Manning got his ankle rolled up on as he was dragged to the turf. He stayed in the game and threw an interception on the next play,” according to Hanzus.
Following this play, Manning left the game and was replaced by Curtis Painter; the team’s backup quarterback. Schefter reported on Thursday that Manning will undergo left ankle surgery.
Manning told Kevin Patra of NFL.com why he is undergoing the procedure.
“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said in a statement released by the team. “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. (Robert) Anderson clean out the ankle.”
Patra reported that Manning was told that he will be running in six weeks.
Update: Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reported at 2:54 pm that Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery on Thursday.