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New York Giants’ Mario Manningham Had Knee Scoped in January; Vows to Be Back for Camp

June 30th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Dan Benton

18 months removed from his ACL and PCL surgery, New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham remains on the sideline. He missed the entirety of the team's offseason workout program, but following the conclusion of mandatory mini-camp, Super Mario revealed that his placement on the stationary bike had little to do with the original ACL surgery, but rather, a scope he had on the same knee back in January.

But not only has Manningham maintained a general  lack of concern over missing time, but also recently vowed to return in time for the start of training camp in late July.

"I went and got scoped in January so that’s what I’m rehabbing," Manningham said of why he didn't practice during the offseason workout program. "I’m going to be alright when camp starts, just trying to build the confidence back. Every day and every week it gets better."

The reason for the setback and subsequent scope, Manningham said earlier this offseason, was that he returned too quickly with the San Francisco 49ers. And after appearing in only six games last season, he once again found himself firmly planted on season-ending Injured Reserve (IR).

"I came back [too] fast," Manningham told The Star-Ledger in early June. "What player doesn't want to get back out there and test their leg or elbow or whatever? It wasn't any pressure [by the 49ers]. I just wanted to go out and play.

"I'm not going to look back at that. The decision was made for me to come back, so I came back. I'm just going to deal with what is going on."

Come July 21st, when players arrive for their pre-training camp physicals, Manningham will be six months removed from his January scope and some 19 months removed from the original ACL/PCL surgery. And so long as he receives a clean bill of health, the veteran receiver should be able to jump right back into the thick of things and, hopefully, become a productive member of Ben McAdoo's brand new offense.

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3 Responses to “New York Giants’ Mario Manningham Had Knee Scoped in January; Vows to Be Back for Camp”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Well, I’m just back from a great few weeks in Europe where all they talked about was their football and how great the Netherlands looks in the World Cup. We loved Amsterdam, Paris, and London but are quite happy to be back and able to focus again on real football.

    I’m staying consistent in my insistence that Manningham was a bigger asset in 2011 than was credited and that he should have a good season in 2014. I think McAdoo’s offense is going to suit him well. In fact, I would suggest that we will be as pleasantly surprised by Mario’s contributions as we will be disappointed by Beckham’s inability to become the huge contributor that many expect. The kid will be good, but as a rookie he will not be a savior.

    And just remember you heard it here first: Hankins is going to make everyone forget Joseph and recognize why keeping him would have been way too expensive for the value he’d have added. I said right at the end of last season that I would allow Joseph to walk if he wanted a reasonable payday, would re-sign Patterson, and would draft another young tackle. The Giants did all of that and I think it will pay big dividends over the next two years.

    I have no idea how all the offensive linemen looked in the OTAs. Did Mosley show something? He continues to intrigue me and I remain moderately confident that he will become a player. He was a very intriguing prospect whom everyone just wrote off when he was injured before he got to play a single game his rookie season. How did Walton look? Who played left tackle and does it look like there’s a legit chance that Beatty could be relegated to the bench? I sure hope so.

    •  Krow says:

      I’d guess that the OL is one of the worst areas to try to make any sort of judgement on via OTAs. They’ve got to hit … to do it under pressure. And there’s no way to simulate that till the pads go on. However based on the moves made I’m quietly optimistic.

    •  Sintexo says:

      Brown was playing LT and Mosley started playing 1st string RG after Snee stopped practicing. I don’t remember hearing anything that would suggest Beatty could be benched if healthy, however like Krow said I don’t think we’ll know until pads go on.

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