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According to Peyton Manning, Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already resumed throwing the football.

Eli went underwent a scope on April 10. He's off crutches, feeling good and doing some light throwing. Peyton added that Dr. Robert Anderson recommended the debridement procedure as a preemptive measure to guard against an issue popping up during the regular season. The Giants won't rush Manning back into spring work, but he'll be 100 percent for training camp.

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Eli Manning has begun running three weeks ahead of the original rehabilitation schedule.

"I'm off all crutches," Manning said. "Out of the boot. Doing some running, doing some drops. So it's coming around fast." Eli's availability for training camp was never really in doubt, but this confirms it. He should 100 percent when the Giants open camp.

Eli Manning QB NYG 3 Months

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) won't resume practicing before training camp.

"We want him back for the summer," GM Jerry Reese said Thursday. "We're not going to rush him back." Manning has already shed his walking boot, but the G-Men have zero incentive to rush their quarterback. He'll be 100 percent for training camp.

Eli Manning QB NYG 3 Months

Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has already shed his protective boot.

Manning walked the first 100 yards of the March for Babies event on Sunday without a limp. He's progressing quickly off the left ankle scope he underwent two weeks ago. Eli's status for training camp is not in doubt.

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Eli Manning (ankle surgery) expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

Manning is currently on crutches, but is expected to resume running in roughly a month. There's an outside chance he'll be ready for June's minicamp. Barring a setback, Manning's ankle isn't a concern heading into 2014.

Eli Manning QB NYG 3 Months

Speaking in a Thursday radio interview, ex-Giants OC Kevin Gilbride said Eli Manning (ankle surgery) has "bounced back from minor procedures in the past that nobody knew about."

That was Gilbride's answer when asked how Manning would bounce back from his arthroscopic ankle operation. Gilbride also bristled at the notion that Manning is in the decline stage of his career. "He'd be the first one to tell you that he could've had a better year," Gilbride said. "I can't imagine (the Giants are) down on Eli going forward." The G-Men would be crazy not to at least consider the possibility. There's a lot on the line for the 33-year-old Manning in 2014.

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ESPN's Dan Graziano reports the Giants have concerns Eli Manning is entering the declining stage of his career.

Per Graziano, it's part of the reason why the Giants decided not to extend Manning's contract this offseason, which would have provided significant salary cap relief. The Giants are hoping that Manning is reenergized by the arrival of OC Ben McAdoo, but there's no guarantee he can rebound from the regression he showed in 2013. The Giants lost Hakeem Nicks and failed to upgrade at wide receiver or tight end in free agency, so Manning will be working with mostly the same supporting cast as last year. Manning recently underwent ankle surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Eli Manning is undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Thursday afternoon.

Manning suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 17. "I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation," Manning said in a statement. "The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks." It's unideal for a quarterback learning a new system, but Manning should be back to 100 percent well ahead of training camp. A 10-year veteran who's started every game since 2005, Manning should have little issue learning new OC Ben McAdoo's system.

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ESPN.com's Dan Graziano expects the Giants to wait until after the 2014 season to give Eli Manning a contract extension.

Extending Manning now could potentially give the Giants more financial flexibility, but there's little other reason for them to do a new deal at this point. Manning is coming off a 27-interception season and currently signed through 2015. The Giants want Manning to prove he's not in decline before making a decision on whether to extend him next offseason.

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Eli Manning (high-ankle sprain) is "well on his way" to 100 percent health.

Although they can be lengthy, high-ankle sprain rehabs are relatively straightforward. Barring an unforeseen setback, Manning will be back to normal well before OTAs. His game is what still needs fixing. Now 33, Manning has thrown 42 interceptions over his past 32 starts.