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Eli Hopes to Practice Wednesday; Diagnosed With Plantar Fasciitis

UPDATE (5:52 EST): Eli just said on 1050 ESPN Radio that he has plantar fasciitis. More to come.

Here’s the release on

Eli Manning underwent an MRI examination of his right foot this afternoon at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The test results showed that Manning has an injury to the plantar fascia and has soreness and swelling in the heel/arch area on the bottom of his foot. The injury was most likely caused when Manning got up on his toes as he dropped back and attempted to pass to Steve Smith in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game in Kansas City.

“Eli will continue to receive treatment, and he will be day to day as we prepare for Sunday’s game,” said the team’s vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes.

This doesn’t sound awful. I’m not a doctor, but I’m confident that we’ll see Eli out there against the Raiders

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.

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One Response to “Eli Hopes to Practice Wednesday; Diagnosed With Plantar Fasciitis”

  1. desanto christian says:

    Eli will be fine and this team will win the East. Only comp. is Philly, so even if Carr had to play a few games, we would be ok.
    New York Giants. (remember this) will be fine this year.

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