Eli Manning has said recently his foot feels better and that the plantar fascia injury is behind him.
But that apparently doesn't mean he's free of any issues.
According to an ESPN report, Manning is suffering from a "stress reaction" that resulted from his overcompensating for the injury he suffered against the Chiefs in Week 4 and the plantar fasciitis that was nagging him before that.
Someone informed of Manning's injury situation confirmed the report. The person, who requested anonymity because the Giants haven't released any information on the latest ailment, said the stress reaction is "not a recent development," meaning Manning has been dealing with it for some time.
The stress reaction, which the Giants anticipated as a possible side effect of the plantar fascia injury, will not sideline Manning unless it develops into a full-blown stress fracture - a possibility but not a guaranteed outcome. The Giants have been trying to prevent such a situation with rest and rehab for Manning, who is feeling less pain now than earlier this season when he suffered the original injury, the person familiar with his ailments said.
The stress reaction, according to the ESPN report and the person who confirmed it, is in the cuboid bone, which is the bone on the outside middle of the foot. The plantar fasciitis that has plagued Manning is apparently no longer an issue.