Biggs: Eli Manning day-to-day with plantar fasciitis

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has an injury to the plantar fascia of his right foot, the club announced this afternoon following an MRI at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Manning has soreness and swelling in the heel/arch area on the bottom of his foot. The injury occurred during the fourth quarter when he extended on his toes in an effort to make a pass to Steve Smith at Kansas City.

“Eli will continue to receive treatment, and he will be day to day as we prepare for Sunday’s game,” said Ronnie Barnes, the team’s vice president of medical services.

According to a report by ESPN, Manning will receive a second opinion from Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina. He is the same surgeon who operated on San Diego tight end Antonio Gates last season.

The Giants host Oakland on Sunday, and they may need to call on backup quarterback David Carr to fill in. If that is the case, New York could also make a roster move because it is carrying only two quarterbacks on its 53-man roster. The bye doesn’t come for Week 10, so Manning will have to heal up without the help of it.

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