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Eli's heel has "some swelling and soreness"

The precise condition of the heel of Giants quarterback Eli Manning won’t be known until he has an MRI later today, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

The official word remains that Eli has a bruised heel.  Some observers are skeptical, primarily because the incident resulting in the “bruise” conjured memories of the non-contact ruptured Achilles’ tendon injuries suffered by the likes of Dan Marino in 1993 and Vinny Testaverde in 1999.

Per Vacchiano, Eli’s heel has “some swelling and soreness.”

Manning had treatment on the injury on Monday, and he attended meetings.

So stay tuned.  One way or the other, and answer is coming soon.

That said, a fully popped Achilles’ tendon wouldn’t require an MRI.  When it goes, it goes — and even the most basic, Nick Riviera-quality exam reveals it.

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47 Responses to “Eli's heel has "some swelling and soreness"”
  1. zygi milf says: Oct 5, 2009 2:06 PM

    Eli should learn from Marino and Testaverde – don’t wear pumps the night before a game.

  2. Levito says: Oct 5, 2009 2:10 PM

    woah, a Simpsons reference and not Seinfeld? Florio, you feeling ok?

  3. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 2:13 PM

    OMG Florio your beloved Giants
    Don’t worry buddy, the Eagles had the division all along anyway – but at least you guys have an excuse to use all offseason now!!!

  4. jsavage58 says: Oct 5, 2009 2:14 PM

    I watched it a bunch of times and immediately said it was an achilles. If it’s ain’t torn, it surely is messed up…

  5. AirlineGuy says: Oct 5, 2009 2:19 PM

    Well, the NFC East is better when all their star players are on the field, so even as a Cowboy fan I hope he just aggravated it and doesn’t miss any time.

  6. milehiclown says: Oct 5, 2009 2:21 PM

    Dude. If ever there was a built-in spot for a “Dr. Van Nostrand” joke, this was it.
    WIDE RIGHT.

  7. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Oct 5, 2009 2:21 PM

    Per Vacchiano, Eli’s heel has “some swelling and soreness.”
    —————————
    Then it’ll go splendidly with his vagina.

  8. birdmancometh says: Oct 5, 2009 2:24 PM

    I find it hard to believe that you could “bruise” your heal dropping back to pass. It would be kind of ironic though that he hurt himself the one time he actually stepped into his throw. Maybe he should stick with the back leg routine.

  9. promin1 says: Oct 5, 2009 2:32 PM

    # DildoBaggins says: October 5, 2009 2:13 PM
    OMG Florio your beloved Giants
    Don’t worry buddy, the Eagles had the division all along anyway – but at least you guys have an excuse to use all offseason now!!!
    LOL!!..another crack head scumbag from Philly. The only thing the Eagles have all wrapped up is a McNabb and Westbrook injury filled season and a guaranteed choke at the end of the season.

  10. Otis Taylor 89 says: Oct 5, 2009 2:35 PM

    I ruptured mine last Wednesday playing hoop at 45 years old – surgery tomorrow. Not as much pain as you would expect, but I knew it and couldn’t put weight on it. The doctor said that rupture Achilles for mid 20′s person is rare, but >40 yrs…not so much.

  11. William Wallace says: Oct 5, 2009 2:36 PM

    Like the shoulder injury that a bunch of pundits thought would sideline Eli for the 2007 season?
    How’d that turn out?
    Oh, yeah…

  12. giantphan says: Oct 5, 2009 2:37 PM

    wasn’t vincent testyverdy about 62 when he popped his killy tendon???
    mr. manning could wear pumps during the game and still spank your precious lil philthydelphia sparrows, or parakeets, or whatever ….. no wait …. its the philthydelphia parrots …. the way they repeat game plans after they see other teams do it ….. hows that copycat wildcat offense working for you with michael convick????
    I wish you well during the season dildo
    it will be fun having someone to tease back and forth during the year …. lol again good luck my friend
    phred

  13. Ocelot138 says: Oct 5, 2009 2:43 PM

    “LOL!!..another crack head scumbag from Philly. The only thing the Eagles have all wrapped up is a McNabb and Westbrook injury filled season and a guaranteed choke at the end of the season.”
    Keep making fun of injuries, guy.

  14. Fan_Of_ Four says: Oct 5, 2009 2:45 PM

    Just put some balm on it and heel be fine. Florio knows whadda I mean.

  15. giantphan says: Oct 5, 2009 2:48 PM

    AirlineGuy says:
    October 5, 2009 2:19 PM
    Well, the NFC East is better when all their star players are on the field, so even as a Cowboy fan I hope he just aggravated it and doesn’t miss any time.
    way cool my friend ….. its nice to see friendly banter among fans, i love a good dallas, giant rivalry game with out anyone getting hurt …. i wish you well the rest of the season and hope to see you the day after we embarras you guys AGAIN lol
    adam-chris ….. if eli had a vagina he would just be one more person that spurned your sexual advances
    promin ….. “crackhead scumbag from philly” wow that was so eloquent, i bet you have four or five years of community college under your belt, you showed them what a classy, educated bunch of fans all the non philly fans are. I am so impressed with your insightful thoughts …. have a great season my friend
    otis-taylor ….. sorry to hear about your foot bro, i’ll be sending good thoughts your way and hope everything goes well ….. get back quick and let us know how it all goes

  16. AirlineGuy says: Oct 5, 2009 2:51 PM

    no one has gone the Chris Rock route yet?
    Put some ‘tussin on it!

  17. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 2:53 PM

    promin1 says: October 5, 2009 2:32 PM
    LOL!!..another crack head scumbag from Philly. The only thing the Eagles have all wrapped up is a McNabb and Westbrook injury filled season and a guaranteed choke at the end of the season.
    Week 8, after the VaGiants get their Philly beatdown (again – or do you not remember who ended their season last year…), everyone is gonna take their ESPN goggles off and see just how overrated the Giants are.
    Ooooo you beat the Chiefs, Buccs, Cowboys and Skins – cuz don’t worry, those teams don’t totally suck balls…

  18. PimP JuicE MaN says: Oct 5, 2009 3:04 PM

    BILL PARCELLS ALWAYS SAID,YOU ARE WHAT YOUR RECORDS SAY’S YOU ARE….
    4-0
    * 18-1, REMEMBER THE 1
    BUH BYE

  19. Fanamine says: Oct 5, 2009 3:11 PM

    “Ooooo you beat the Chiefs, Buccs, Cowboys and Skins – cuz don’t worry, those teams don’t totally suck balls…
    Yet, they are all better than the Eagles. At least, classwise that is true. There can be nothing more low-brow than anything associated with that filthy hellhole of a city.

  20. Giants22 says: Oct 5, 2009 3:15 PM

    Big suprise coming from an ignorant Eagles fan. Yes we have beaten some bad teams, but last I checked the Eagles have beat the 0-3 Panthers, and the 0-4 Chiefs. Meanwhile they have lost to the only good team that they have faced, the 4-0 Saints.
    You beat the teams you have on your schedule, so far the Giants have done a better job of that then the Eagles.
    As far as I am concerned, besides the Cowboys game, the Giants havent been challenged yet, and havent even played their best football yet. I am really excited to see what this team looks like when it all comes together, and that better happen fast because after the Raiders the schedule gets much much tougher.

  21. Sock_Puppet says: Oct 5, 2009 3:25 PM

    @Dildo
    “Don’t worry buddy, the Eagles had the division all along anyway – but at least you guys have an excuse to use all offseason now!!!”
    Excuse? So what has the excuse been for Philly for the past 17815 days since you won a championship? I mean besides sucking…

  22. zeke777 says: Oct 5, 2009 3:37 PM

    “You beat the teams you have on your schedule, so far the Giants have done a better job of that then the Eagles.”
    Hey Giants22, I’d like to see the Giants play the Saints with a quarterback making his first start in the NFL.
    I’d also like to see them play the Chiefs without Eli Manning and no Brandon Jacobs.
    Pay attention.

  23. jkorn1818 says: Oct 5, 2009 3:45 PM

    The cowboys have become that irrelevant that eagle and giant fans only focus on one another.
    Eagles are perennial NFC East Division Champion Contenders
    3-0
    eli 1- mcflabb 0
    zeke pay attn as well, the giants are missing at least 4-5 starters every game played so far this season.
    theyll be healthier when the sched gets tougher. Besides the bucs arent too horible, i mean they did put up 400 yards on dallas..

  24. Nard100 says: Oct 5, 2009 3:45 PM

    Philly Fans (sigh). You don’t even have your starting QB or RB back and you are talkin trash. Wow. Unlike you guys we have a QB that has yet to miss a game. Ever. We have a healthy O-line that nobody has really challenged yet. We had defensive depth that will only get deeper as the season wears on. We are getting better AND younger at the same time. I get the argument about the saints, but frankly, since they raped you guys they have yet to post a game as good as that one (remember you got to play them at home too). So what does that say for the Eagles? Did you notice Michael Boley this week stopping LJ cold? Guess what, whenever or whoever you trot out and RB can expect the same. Go Giants.

  25. JP says: Oct 5, 2009 3:46 PM

    As others have pointed out, if it was a complete rupture of the Achilles everyone in that stadium, including Eli, would have known it instantaneously. However, there was no blow to the heel that would have caused a “bruise,” so that is pretty much B.S. as an explanation too.
    My guess is it is probably an Achille’s strain (partial/minor tear). I bet he misses a few weeks to rehab it but avoids missing too many games.

  26. Fanamine says: Oct 5, 2009 3:51 PM

    @zeke777
    Pay attention. The QB with the first start did not play defense. Home field advantage should have been a boon to your defense. Your heads were handed to you on a plate with a 48 point drubbing and you think you are champions now. No wonder you all hope Eli is hurt.

  27. Resolution says: Oct 5, 2009 3:54 PM

    Lot of talk of the cowboys here… As a giants fan, I am hoping both teams are all healed up by the time they face each other again. I’m always dissapointed to see injuries on either side. The only TRUE test of a matchup is when both teams are healthy. Plus it makes it all that much better if your team wins.

  28. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 3:55 PM

    @ Nard – did you notice every team in the NFL stopping LJ cold?
    Lol bragging about stopping LJ…
    CHILD PLEASE

  29. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 5, 2009 4:01 PM

    Does this mean you will resurrect your Redskins to the Super Bowl pick, Florio?

  30. Dawkamaniak says: Oct 5, 2009 4:01 PM

    “Yet, they are all better than the Eagles. At least, classwise that is true. There can be nothing more low-brow than anything associated with that filthy hellhole of a city.”
    Nothing other then that filthy h3llhole that you were spit out of at birth. It’s obvious the best part of you ran down your mamma’s leg.

  31. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 4:08 PM

    Who’s secondary is better – the Giants or the Eagles? I mean c’mon, thats a no brainer. Hobbs and Kolb gave Brees the ball on the Eagles 20 to start the 2nd half – if you start Drew Brees on your 20 – he’s gonna make you pay for it. Then add in Sharpers INT return for a TD. That’s 21 points for the Giants fans that can’t add.
    Wait til the Giants play the Saints; not saying they’ll get 48 put on them, but I don’t see them beating the Saints either.
    How about Eli going 0-5 in the redzone against the terrible Cowboy secondary? Or how about the 3 balls he threw right into the numbers of Cowboy defenders; just because the Cowboys can’t catch, tackle or react, doesn’t mean Eli and the Giants passing game is good. Or how about the fact that Tony Romo handed the Giants the game on a silver f’n platter.
    Just remember this – the Giants barely beat the Eagles with Plax, and were totally dominated without him. The Giants have yet to face a quality team, the Eagles have, and unfortunately lost. But most Eagles fans were prepared to start 1-1, whether the loss came to Carolina or NO. Mostly we wanted a good start, since deep into the season is when the Eagles start to play better typically.
    Week 8, don’t say you weren’t warned…

  32. Fanamine says: Oct 5, 2009 4:13 PM

    @dawkamaniass
    At least my mama was human.

  33. BigBlueWreckingCrew says: Oct 5, 2009 4:14 PM

    You Philly fans make me laugh. Yep, you knocked my beloved GMen out of the playoffs last year…. but you did nothing with it!!! The Cardinals, are you FOR REAL???? Bottom line is your season ended the same way ours did, minus a title. And truth be told, the Feagles not winning the Super Bowl is almost as good as the Giants winning it.
    The best part of every NFL season is the exact moment when the Philly fans realize that another year of disappointment lies ahead. Sometimes it comes late, but it always comes!!!

  34. Fanamine says: Oct 5, 2009 4:14 PM

    “Week 8, don’t say you weren’t warned…”
    I wonder how many Giants’ fans are scared from that caveat?

  35. BigBlueWreckingCrew says: Oct 5, 2009 4:20 PM

    Baggins, are you really saying that Hobbs is a quality member of the Eagles secondary?? Did you happen to see the end of Super Bowl 42??

  36. PhillyFan950 says: Oct 5, 2009 4:29 PM

    giantphan says:
    October 5, 2009 2:37 PM
    wasn’t vincent testyverdy about 62 when he popped his killy tendon???
    mr. manning could wear pumps during the game and still spank your precious lil philthydelphia sparrows, or parakeets, or whatever ….. no wait …. its the philthydelphia parrots …. the way they repeat game plans after they see other teams do it ….. hows that copycat wildcat offense working for you with michael convick????
    I wish you well during the season dildo
    it will be fun having someone to tease back and forth during the year …. lol again good luck my friend
    phred
    LMAO…You know I never really post on here, usually just come for the comedy, but this is the best yet… During the 2007 season when the Patriot were tearing it up, if I remember correctly, The Eagles and AJ Feely went to Foxbourough and gave the Pats a run for their money. They exploited that team and come the playoffs teams were using similar if not EXACT defense schemes used by JJ. If I am not mistaken, that was the Eagles in Giants uniforms. The giants were the copy cats. Look who your D coordinator was and where he came from. Dope.. Learn your football before posting…
    PS i love how people talk so much $hit on Philly. In this post a guy made a general comment and made note he was a birds fan (not in a harsh way) and than the next post i see “crack head scum bag” LMAO… Wow, and we are the ignorant, degrading, disrespectful people… Thanks for proving the naysayers right… Oh and by the way “The Jerk Store called”… Had to get the reference in there…

  37. east96street says: Oct 5, 2009 4:30 PM

    Remind us again, Dildo (your name does reflects your personality) how many Super Bowls have your mighty Eagles have won? 25% of all the Super Bowls have been won by a NFC East team. What percentage of those wins are Philly’s? The Giants won a Super Bowl less than two years ago. When was the last one the Eagles won? Talk, talk, talk. At the end of the season, your team has come up short, year in and year out. You clowns should have stuck with Arena Football. At least there you won one.

  38. Sock_Puppet says: Oct 5, 2009 4:32 PM

    Hey Dildo, I’m still waiting for Philly’s excuse. 17815 days. Pathetic.

  39. Dewey ActSwooned says: Oct 5, 2009 4:40 PM

    Oh, almost forgot:
    “Hiiii Evvree-baaahdee!!!!”

  40. Ocelot138 says: Oct 5, 2009 4:52 PM

    # Fanamine says: October 5, 2009 3:11 PM
    “Ooooo you beat the Chiefs, Buccs, Cowboys and Skins – cuz don’t worry, those teams don’t totally suck balls…
    Yet, they are all better than the Eagles. At least, classwise that is true. There can be nothing more low-brow than anything associated with that filthy hellhole of a city.
    ————
    Don’t hurt yourself reaching for that joke. It must be a lonely life, being as ugly as you are and not even having humor to back it up.

  41. Ocelot138 says: Oct 5, 2009 4:53 PM

    Hey, Nard100…
    “Did you notice Michael Boley this week stopping LJ cold”
    I did notice Boly being out for a few weeks. So what was that you said about trash talking while your players were hurt?
    Tool.

  42. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 5:32 PM

    Hobbs is our Dime back… I’m talking 4-3 or even nickel, and heck, I’m sure Hobbs is better than whoever you guys have at Dime. Most guys in the entire league couldn’t cover Plaxico Burress, gimme a break, he can cover #4 wideouts.
    Hobbs is not a starter – do you guys even watch football??!?!?!
    You know when you can tell when Giants fans know your right? They go to their rings argument. Great, the Giants win the SB in 2007, they did a great job, it was truly a historical win. On to 2009 now…

  43. VoxVeritas says: Oct 5, 2009 5:49 PM

    “Ooooo you beat the Chiefs, Buccs, Cowboys and Skins – cuz don’t worry, those teams don’t totally suck balls…”
    It’s gotta be better than getting blown out of your own stadium 48-22 by any team. Most points scored against the Eagirls in Philly since you’ve been alive, by the way. I’d like to let you blame it on Kolb, but fact is your defense suckled ass like ass is it’s primary source of nutrition.

  44. east96street says: Oct 5, 2009 5:51 PM

    DildoBaggins says: “On to 2009 now…”
    ….where Philadelphia will come up short for the 44th year in a row. But if you win week 8, you can carry on like you won the Super Bowl because we all know that’s as close as you’ll come to actually winning the real thing. Tick tock – McNabb and Westbrook are getting older and older…time’s running out and that trophy is getting further and further out of reach.

  45. MattMoore For 09 says: Oct 5, 2009 6:06 PM

    No need to comment. Just watch the WEEK 5 trash talking. POPCORN ANYONE

  46. DildoBaggins says: Oct 5, 2009 6:37 PM

    Hey Vox – 44-6, worst loss in Cowboys history.
    Vox, are you really in any place to criticize any teams defense? You had 5, yes FIVE guys around Marshall, and not one of them could tackle him. If that play happened in Madden I’d be going to the store and asking for my money back – but it’s another day at the office for the sucky Cowboys.
    Cowboys and Giants fans – just remember who ended both your seasons last year, cuz it’s gonna be deja vu in 09.

  47. Ocelot138 says: Oct 5, 2009 8:22 PM

    Hey Vox,
    Even during that blowout, Kevin Kolb knew what down it was.
    Can’t say the same for your POS Quarterback.

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