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Giants’ Manning exits with ankle injury
East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Giants quarterback Eli
Manning was forced out of Sunday’s season finale against the Washington
Redskins after spraining his left ankle late in the first half.
Manning came up limping after being hit by Redskins’ lineman Chris Baker on an
incomplete pass with around a minute remaining in the half. He stayed in the
game and had his next attempt intercepted by Josh Wilson, then walked gingerly
to the sidelines before being helped to the locker room just before the
Curtis Painter replaced Manning on New York’s initial drive of the second
half, with the Giants ruling their longtime starter out for the remainder of
the game shortly afterward.
The interception was Manning’s league-leading 27th of the season. He completed
10-of-24 throws for 152 yards and a touchdown prior to departing.