UPDATE (5:52 EST): Eli just said on 1050 ESPN Radio that he has plantar fasciitis. More to come.
Here’s the release on Giants.com:
Encouraging news: Eli Manning told reporters that he expects to practice on Wednesday. He also said the injury doesn’t hurt more than it did after the game. There is, however, sorness and swelling. But, Eli remains confident:
“I’m not nervous about the MRI. It’s just something you have to do,” Manning said, indicating the procedure is just a precaution. “I don’t think it’s going to come back with new information that’s going to make it seem worse than it is.”
David Carr, who had the injury last year, talked about his experiences:
“They tried to call it plantar fasciitis, but it wasn’t that,” Carr said. “I don’t know. I don’t think they have a name for it. It’s just sore. You feel it in the back of your heel and kind of through your arch. It’s almost easier to be on your toes running around than it is to be on a full foot and flatten out your arch. … It was painful, it was uncomfortable. It’s probably about a 12-minute tape job every time you go out to practice. But I’m sure he’ll be all right.”
“But it’s going to be uncomfortable (for Manning),” Carr said. “It was uncomfortable for me for about 4-5 weeks. It was just sore. (Giants trainer) Byron (Hansen) had to tape me every day before practice and I said, ‘I’m so glad this doesn’t hurt anymore,’ about week three.”
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Eli might have Plantar Fasciitis, which runs from the heel across the bottom of the foot. Not sure if that would keep him out not. The MRI will be definitive. Whatever it is, bruised heel, plantar fasciitis, let’s hope Eli’s okay. He’s the heart and soul of this team; without him, any Super Bowl dreams are dashed.