New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will have arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, ESPN reports. Manning was scheduled to have it Thursday.

The team announced that he will be out for six weeks as he recovers from the surgery.

Manning sprained his ankle during the final game of the 2013 NFL season against the Washington Redskins. The surgery will be performed by specialist Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.

"I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain," Manning said. "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. Anderson clean out the ankle."

Manning had been practicing in North Carolina with his wide receivers since then.

With him being out six weeks, he will be missing OTAs that start on April 21, but will be able to attend the majority of the OTA workouts that begin on May 28. Minicamp for the Giants start on June 17-19.

For Manning and the Giants, it's crucial he will be there as much as possible since the team will be learning a new offense under coordinator Ben McAdoo.

"I'm looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the 21st," Manning says. "I will be in the weight room and the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense. I got some good work in this week at Duke, and I think it's smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn't an ongoing issue."

Manning has not missed a game sine he became the starting quarterback with New York in 2004. The 33-year-old has played in 151 consecutive games.

Hopefully for Manning, he doesn't go through the same disaster this year that he did last season, where he threw for 18 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, good enough for a mediocre 69.4 rating.

This season will be a big one for Eli.


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