Giants QB Eli Manning To Have Ankle Surgery, Will Be Out Six Weeks

1397155535_Bk4WK7_CQAAB-UyNew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is scheduled to have arthroscopic ankle surgery on his left ankle Thursday afternoon.

Manning sustained a high ankle sprain in the Giants’ final game of the 2013 season.

“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning told Giants.com writer Michael Eisen. “I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have (ankle specialist) Dr. (Robert) Anderson clean out the ankle.”

The recovery time for the procedure is about six weeks, which shouldn’t interfere much with the Giants’ offseason schedule. Their offseason program starts April 21 with two weeks of strength and conditioning and rehabilitation. Their first OTAs will be held May 28, and their mandatory minicamp runs June 17-19.

Manning and the Giants will meet the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in Week 4 of the NFL preseason.

Photo via Twitter/@ESPNNFL

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