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Giants’ Eli Manning Has Resumed Running; May Return Sooner than Jerry Reese Expects

May 3rd, 2014 at 10:55 AM
By Dan Benton

Three weeks removed from the first major surgery of his football career, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is already well ahead of the game. In fact, Manning revealed on Friday that he has already resumed running — three weeks ahead of schedule — and is feeling as good as new.

"I'm feeling great. Three weeks out of surgery and I'm off the crutches and out of the boot," Manning said during a Steiner Sports interview. "Doing some running, did some drops — it's coming around fast. I'm looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates and learning this new offense."

Manning's magical healing powers will come as a surprise to many, but perhaps none more than General Manager Jerry Reese, who only a few short days ago said Manning was essentially out until summer and would not be rushed back.

"He'll be back when he gets back. We're not going to rush him back. We know he'll be back in the summer. That's important to us," Reese said during his pre-Draft press conference. "If he can do something in the spring we'll be happy to see him out there."

The ever-resilient Manning has never missed a game in his professional career and, much like New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, hates to be on the sidelines. And although the team may look to slow him down a bit, he certainly sounded like a man who is not interested in missing any spring activities, practices or workouts.

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Tags: Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, Football, Jerry Reese, New York, New York Giants, NFL

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