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Manning Back To Practice:


Eli Manning returned to practice Friday and showed no ill effects of the injured right foot that kept him out of practice for two days.

Manning did the regular exercises with the team Friday, and at one point was leading sprints. He has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis — an inflammation, near the heel, of the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.

Although Manning seemed to run a little gingerly, he did the regular stretching and squatting.

When practice began, reserve David Carr took the first five snaps with the starting unit.

But Carr was quickly replaced by Manning, giving all indications that he would be ready to start Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at Giants Stadium.

Manning has made 82 consecutive starts.

His injury reached a crescendo Sunday when he set up to throw against the Kansas City Chiefs during a fourth-quarter play.

After practice Thursday, coach Tom Coughlin declined to predict whether Manning would be able to start, saying only that Manning was feeling better.

A decision on whether he plays may not be made until Sunday.

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