Peyton Manning told Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News that his brother Eli has already started to throw after undergoing offseason ankle surgery.
“He feels good,” Peyton Manning said. “He was doing some light throwing the other day, obviously just kind of upper-body stuff.”
It looks like Eli might be ahead of schedule.
Peyton seemed to indicate that Eli wasn’t stepping into his throws, but it’s all progress, and it’s part of swift progress from the QB. When the injury first happened, Manning said doctors told him it might be six weeks until he was running, and Giants sources indicated the club would take things slowly. Just last week, Giants GM Jerry Reese announced that Manning would sit out the entire spring.
But his rehab seems to be going well. Last week, in a promotional video released by Steiner Sports, the quarterback declared that he was off crutches and out of his walking boot, and that he’d started running. And he’s apparently keeping his arm prepared for action, too.