NYG encouraged by the progress of QB Manning

Newark Star Ledger - [Full Article]

Each day this week, Giants coach Tom Coughlin has said he was encouraged by the progress of quarterback Eli Manning, whose injured right foot seemed to get better daily. But the most encouraging sign came Friday, when No. 10 returned to the practice field after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday.

Manning took half the snaps during the session and, five days after injuring the plantar fascia in his foot against Kansas City, was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Oakland. Coughlin said whether or not he plays will “most likely” be a game-day decision.

“He has a say, certainly,” Coughlin said after practice. “But he is not going to go against the medical people. He wants to play in the worst way.”

Manning, who did not speak to the media Friday, said in a team release only that he felt “better.”

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