UPDATE from Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York:
Giants say Eli Manning’s ankle debridement procedure has been completed successfully.
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) April 10, 2014
With the high (left) ankle sprain he suffered in Week 17 not healing up to standard, the Giants have announced that Eli Manning has elected the route of surgical repair. The procedure was set to take place at some point on Thursday afternoon.
“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said in a team-released statement. “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.”
Manning was told by doctors that he could resume running in approximately six weeks time. Depending on his rate of recovery, Manning might be MIA for the first set of Organized Team Activities beginning May 28th.
OTA’s are also scheduled for: June 2-3, June 5, June 9-10, June 12-13. The Giants mandatory minicamp will run from June 17th to June 19th.