The Giants will have a much better idea in the morning when QB Eli Manning (heel) wakes up. They’ll first see how he feels, then probably send him for an MRI or other medical tests. Then they’ll know what they’re dealing with and how they should proceed.
Considering that the Giants and Manning usually downplay injuries, it was somewhat worrisome that he was admitting to “discomfort.” He seemed a little bit worried as he spoke to the media after the game. That came after he walked up the tunnel to the locker room with a slight limp, spent a lot of time in the trainers room, and then came out with his right foot very tightly wrapped.
Now, the good news is that Manning didn’t go for tests immediately. He stayed on the bench. That indicates that the Giants’ doctors weren’t worried.
The bad news is it was a non-contact injury and the Giants don’t know exactly what it is. Manning hurt it when he was dropping back to pass. He planted his right leg, then hopped, then completed his throw, and then dropped to the ground. It sure looked at first like an Achilles injury, though Manning said that has been ruled out.
“I don’t think it’s awful,” Manning said. “I think I’ve been injured worse before. We’ll just see how it feels throughout the week.”