Manning underwent procedure on ankle a fortnight ago.
New York Giants star quarterback Eli Manning has allayed fears over his ankle, and insists that he will be ready to participate in training camp.
The 33-year-old used crutches to move around the team’s facility this week and wore a walking boot to talk to the assemble media on Tuesday.
However, he insists that there is nothing to worry about after having ankle surgery on April 10, and believes that it was the right move at the right time in order to get him at 100 percent ahead of the new season.
“I think I’m safe to say I’ll be 100 percent by the start of training camp,” Manning said, according to ESPN. “I would hope so.”
Manning underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle just under a fortnight ago, with the organisation revealing that he will be expected to resume running in six weeks.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he will return to practice during that same timeline, with the Giants beginning OTA workouts in the last week of May.
The franchise then has a mandatory mini-camp on June 17-19 and it is unclear at this stage as to whether or not Manning will be able to feature in the football activities.
As a result, the Giants added Josh Freeman as a back-up option last week, although they will undoubtedly be hoping to have Manning back in the picture as soon as possible as he will also need time to learn the playbook under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
Manning conceded that he will be doing a lot of work in the film room and classroom while his ankle heals, and he believes that the experience he has gained during his 10-year career will help him get up to speed quickly in terms of learning the “little differences”.
The Giants quarterback insisted that he had no regrets over the timing of the procedure while also dismissing reports that the injury was caused by playing basketball on a visit to Duke.