Eli Manning Plantar Fasciitis Injury No Good for Giants

Eli Manning has confirmed on The Michael Kay Show on AM radio that he indeed has plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition. He says it makes his foot "kind of tender," and seemed unsure whether he could play tomorrow if need be.

It's not clear whether Eli Manning will be able to play this weekend against the Oakland Raiders. (Getty Images)
Meanwhile, New York Giants team physician Russell Warren has cleared Manning to play this weekend against the Oakland Raiders, if he feels he can handle the pain. He's been officially listed on day-to-day status.

It's an anxious time for the Giants, who have managed to go undefeated so far this season, thanks in part of the efforts of Manning, who has  thrown for over a thousand yards and eight touchdowns so far this season, while only tossing two interceptions.

He seemed to aggravate the injury in the fourth quarter of the Giants victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, suddenly hopping on his foot as he dropped back to pass. Speaking on the Michael Kay show, Manning said, "I think it's just time and ice and some treatment here and at home, kind of nonstop everything for the next couple of days. My goal is by Wednesday to be practicing and get out there and not being restricted."
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