Eli Manning's rapid recovery from ankle surgery doesn't surprise the Giants anymore, and Manning doesn't even think twice when it comes to the first surgery he's ever had. Once thought of as a scratch for OTA's, Manning hasn't missed one yet. This afternoon, prepping for a round of golf at Mount Kisco Country Club, he was confident enough to say he could play tomorrow if the season opener happened to be June 10. "Yeah, 100 percent, yeah," Manning said in an appearance supporting Guiding Eyes, where he attempted a 10-foot putt blindfolded. "I don't think about it, I don't notice it. I go about practice and do everything and they're not even worried about it. It hasn't been an issue and there's no question I could play tomorrow." "Yeah, and in all the OTA's, I've taken all the reps that I would normally take." His confidence isn't a surprise given that Manning is one of the most durable quarterbacks in football, but Manning even admitted to expediting the process. He had no choice but to master his new offense, and that means commanding the huddle every day.
Eli Manning says he could play in game tomorrow, doesn't even 'think about' ankle surgery
Newark Star-Ledger | Jun 10