The New York Giants announced Thursday that two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning will undergo arthroscopic ankle surgery.
Manning injured his left ankle in the Giants final game of 2013 against the Washington Redskins, and had been rehabbing ever since. Manning told the team’s website: “I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain, I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation.” Manning continued: “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.”
Manning also touched on having to learn new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offensive system: “I will be in the weight room and the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense.” He continued on to say, “I’m eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system.”
Manning, 33, is a two-time Super Bowl champion (XLII, XLVI) and was also the Super Bowl MVP in both wins. He’s thrown for over 4,000 yards three times in his career (2009-2011) but is coming off a 2013 season that saw him throw a career high 27 interceptions. By having the surgery now, Manning has ample time to heal, and will be fully healthy going into the 2014-15 season.