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Eli Hopes to Practice Wednesday; Diagnosed With Plantar Fasciitis

giantsgab.com—October 5, 2009

Eli Manning underwent an MRI examination of his right foot this afternoon at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The test results showed that Manning has an injury to the plantar fascia and has soreness and swelling in the heel/arch area on the bottom of his foot. The injury was most likely caused when Manning got up on his toes as he dropped back and attempted to pass to Steve Smith in the fourth quarter of yesterday’s game in Kansas City.

“Eli will continue to receive treatment, and he will be day to day as we prepare for Sunday’s game,” said the team’s vice president of medical services Ronnie Barnes.

Encouraging news: Eli Manning told reporters that he expects to practice on Wednesday. He also said the injury doesn’t hurt more than it did after the game. There is, however, sorness and swelling. But, Eli remains confident:

“I’m not nervous about the MRI. It’s just something you have to do,” Manning said, indicating the procedure is just a precaution. “I don’t think it’s going to come back with new information that’s going to make it seem worse than it is.”

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