Giants Quarterback Eli Manning Will Undergo Left Ankle Surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. He expects to be able to run in about six weeks.

Manning, 33, said in a team-issued statement that he suffered a high ankle sprain in the Giants’ season finale against the Washington Redskins in December. He decided to have the procedure, called a debridement, performed by Robert Anderson today in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“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.”

The Giants begin their offseason program on April 21, and Manning said he’ll participate in non-running activities such as weightlifting and learning the team’s offense under new coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Manning had his worst statistical season as a starter in 2013 as the Giants went 7-9 to miss the playoffs. He led the National Football League in interceptions, with 27, and his 18 touchdown passes were the fewest since he became a full-time starter in 2005. He’s started 151 straight regular-season games for New York, having not missed a contest since he was a rookie.

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