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Monday, April 28, 2014

Giants' QB UPDATE: Eli Manning sheds walking boot, Curtis Painter undergoes knee surgery


By on 4/28/2014 06:45:00 PM

Just 17 days after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is no longer wearing his protective walking boot, according to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com.

Manning participated in the annual March of Dimes' "March for Babies" charity event Sunday. Although Manning did not fully participate in the three-mile walk, he did complete the first 100 yards without any noticeable limp, before being picked up by an SUV. That's not bad for somebody who underwent ankle surgery less than three weeks ago.

Manning is still not expected to participate in the Giants' organized team activities, but he should be fully ready to go before training camp starts this summer.
Mike Morbeck via Wikimedia commons
In other Giants quarterback related news, Manning's backup Curtis Painter underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday, the team announced today. Painter will be out for the next four weeks while he recovers from the procedure.

With Painter on the shelf for the next month, the Giants announced they have signed former Tennessee Titans quarterback Rusty Smith. With the addition of Smith, the Giants now have five quarterbacks on their roster, meaning we can expect to see a wide open competition for the backup and third string jobs behind Manning.

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