New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the Washington Redskins in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Eli Manning in walking boot, crutches

New York Giants franchise quarterback Eli Manning had his worst game as a pro, and his interception totals were eerily reminiscent of his decision-making issues in 2010, when he threw 25 interceptions. Of course, Manning bounced back a year later and won the second Super Bowl ring in the best season of his career, and there’s plenty of hope that he can do just that in 2014. The Giants, however, will have to overhaul their offensive line, because Eli didn’t have enough time in the pocket, and the running backs barely had any room to run as well.

The hits finally took their toll on Manning in the Giants 2o-6 Week 17 victory over the Washington Redskins, as Manning left the game late in the first half with an ankle injury that did not look good. He stayed in the game, threw his 27th pick of the year, then left for X-Rays and never returned. He was diagnosed with a nasty high-ankle sprain, and he isn’t expected to be healthy for six weeks. That doesn’t mean much in the offseason, but it still hurts; thankfully the ankle injury only occurred in Week 17.

According to FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo, Manning has been spotted in a walking boot and crutches, and you can bet that he’ll be working his tail off in the offseasons once he’s healed; he knows that he needs to have a better year in 2014. I bet Manning bounces back next season, but the Giants really do need to get a better line in front of him and the RBs.

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