Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning expects to miss six weeks after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on his left ankle Thursday.
Manning, who hurt his ankle in the final game of the season, had the procedure performed in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot and ankle specialist Robert Anderson.
“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said in a press release. “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.”
Manning has played in 151 straight games, the longest active streak of any NFL player, and has never missed a game since becoming the Giants’ starting quarterback midway through the 2004 season.