Giants quarterback Eli Manning is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic ankle surgery today in North Carolina. The procedure will clean out his left ankle, which Manning sprained in Week 17 last season.
"I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain," Manning said via the Giants' official website. "I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. (Robert) Anderson clean out the ankle. The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks."
The Giants begin their offseason program on April 21, and Manning said he is looking forward to being in the weight room and the meeting room when that time comes to learn the team's new offense from first-year offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
Manning could very well be healthy in time for a mandatory minicamp in mid-June and should be good as new for training camp the following month. Manning isn't exactly the fleetest quarterback around, so an ankle scope won't hurt his fantasy value. He'll have a busy summer as he learns the new offense and works with young, relatively new receivers in an effort to improve upon 2013's disaster of a season. Manning had an 18:27 touchdown-to-interception ratio last year.