Giants quarterback Eli Manning will have arthroscopic surgery Thursday on the left ankle he injured in the season finale against Washington, the club said on its website.
Manning told Giants.com that surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson, who is performing the procedure, told him he “should be running in about six weeks.”
The Giants begin their offseason workout program on April 21. Their organized team activities (OTAs) begin on May 28, with 10 days of workouts scheduled. Their mandatory minicamp runs from June 17 through June 19.
“I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle,” Manning told Giants.com.
Manning told the website he’s having the surgery “so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue.”
The 33-year-old Manning has started 151 regular season games in a row for the Giants, most among active quarterbacks. He struggled in 2013, throwing 27 interceptions against only 18 touchdowns. He was sacked a career-worst 39 times.