Eli dealing with more foot problems

Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been struggling with a foot injury this season, and overcompensating for that injury may have caused him more problems.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Manning has developed a stress reaction in his right foot as a result of compensating for the plantar fascia that has bothered him this season. Schefter says that an MRI revealed the stress reaction in the cuboid bone, and that the injury makes Manning susceptible to a potentially season-ending stress fracture.

Per Schefter, the Giants are taking steps including having Manning wear extra supportive shoes and using a bone stimulator on the injury.

The stress reaction itself won’t keep Manning off the field, but it may partially explain why he hasn’t played as well recently as he did early in the season. During the Giants’ 5-0 start, Manning was averaging 9.0 yards per attempt and had 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. Over the Giants’ last six games, Manning has averaged 6.7 yards per attempt, with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions, and the team is 1-5.

Manning has been listed on the NFL injury report with a foot injury, so it’s no secret that his foot has been ailing. But Schefter’s report indicates that the injury is more worrisome than previously known.

11 responses to “Eli dealing with more foot problems

  1. serves them right… the Giants medical staff should have never told him to play through it, it’s an injury that only gets better with rest… the Giants are in the middle of a crash & burn, and Coughlin is gonna lose his job because of some dumbass doctors…

  2. This season is officially over. And to all the tools (Giants fans) who have been calling Eli a bum or a bust–F.U. This guy has been gutting it out with an injury. And now it’s worse. Have fun with David Carr.

  3. Everyone talks about how tough Favre is, but how about Eli? He’s played through a separated shoulder and now a foot injury. I’m not a Giants fan, but I think Eli’s pretty tough.

  4. so the that’s the reason the coughlin/sheridan defense performs EXACTLY as coughlin/lewis did before spagnuolo!

  5. It is not Eli’s fault that G-Men come in to crucial games with neither an offensive nor a defensive game plan. And it is not Eli’s fault that the coaches can make no useful adjustments during a game. Coughlin just stares at the field in disbelief. The game has passed him by. That process can occur quickly, and it has. Coughlin should have let Carr play the second half v Denver. Carr’s mobility might have awakened the team from its high-altitude nap. But basically, a team cannot perform unless the coaches are doing some creative planning. And this group of coaches cannot come up with anything not already anticipated by the other team.

  6. HAHAHAHAHA. I HOPE ELI MANNING HAS HIS FOOT AMPUTATED. there goes the division for those idiots up in NY talking so much trash how they were the best team in the nfc. have fun watching david carr for the next 5 weeks. PUAHAHA

  7. Of course, you could also explain his hot start and cold finish by the fact that he only played 1 game against an NFL team through the beginning…

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