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Eli Manning to undergo arthroscopic procedure on ankle

Eli Manning injured his ankle in his team's season finale against Washington. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Eli Manning injured his ankle in the Giants' season finale against Washington. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will undergo an arthroscopic procedure to clean out his left ankle on Thursday, according to Michael Eisen of giants.com.

Manning injured the ankle in a Week 17 contest against the Washington Redskins. He has been rehabbing the injury this offseason, but he decided to have the procedure and hopes to be running within six weeks. From the report:

“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” said Manning. “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."

Manning will undergo the procedure in Charlotte, N.C.

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Last season was Manning's worst since his rookie campaign. In 2013, he threw 18 touchdowns and a career-high 27 interceptions, and the Giants only finished 7-9.

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