Eli Manning having ankle surgery today
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is having an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle today.
It's a debridement of the ankle done by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.
Manning is coming off a high ankle sprain suffered in the season finale against the Washington Redskins.
“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said in a statement. “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.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun