Eli Manning’s heel injury passed the first test of allowing him to play in Sunday’s 44-7 blowout of the Raiders without a setback. It also appears to have passed the second test of not being sore the day after. Manning said his injured right heel felt good Monday, a day after playing the first half against the Raiders before being pulled for precautionary reasons.
Manning says his goal is to return to practice Wednesday and take every rep during the week.
“I am able to move around and I didn’t have a setback by any means,” Manning said of the injury, which was diagnosed last week as plantar fasciitis. “It felt like it is getting better every day and getting to feel better by the end of this week.”
Manning was 8-of-10 passing for 173 yards with two touchdowns before giving way to backup David Carr.