October 5, 2009

Eli Manning bothered by heel injury

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is listed as day to day because of a foot injury, the team said Monday, but Manning said he hopes to practice Wednesday.

Manning was hurt in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against Kansas City. Monday, the Super Bowl MVP was walking without the aid of a boot or crutches.

The Giants said an MRI examination Monday showed Manning has an injury to the plantar fascia, along with soreness and swelling in the heel/arch area on the bottom of his foot.

Eli will continue to receive treatment, and he will be day to day as we prepare for Sunday's game, Giants Vice President of Medical Services Ronnie Barnes said.

I don't think it's nothing to be worried about, Manning said Monday. It's just going to be getting rid of the soreness. I think I've always been a pretty quick healer. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hope it feels better.

Manning completed 20-of-34 passes for 292 yards with three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 27-16 victory over the Chiefs. His last pass was a 54-yard touchdown throw to Hakeem Nicks.