Manning hurt late in first half of Giants-Redskins

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was knocked out of

Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins after spraining his

left ankle late in the first half.

Manning started his 150th consecutive game, but was injured

throwing an incomplete pass under pressure from defensive end Chris

Baker. He was intercepted by Josh Wilson on the next play and

limped off the field, heading directly to the locker room. It was

his career-high 27th interception this season, tops in the NFL.

Curtis Painter replaced Manning at the start of the second half

and the Giants announced after the second series that Manning, who

was 10 of 24 for 152 yards, a touchdown and an interception, would

not return.

New York also lost wide receivers Rueben Randle to a knee injury

and Hakeem Nicks to an ankle. Guard James Brewer left the game in

the second quarter with an ankle injury and his return was

questionable. Starting left tackle Will Beatty broke his leg in the

third quarter and had to leave the game.

Wilson, who intercepted Manning’s last pass, sustained a head

and calf injury on the play, which set up a Washington field goal.

He was cleared of a concussion, but knocked out by the calf.

Washington defensive end Jarvis Jenkins also suffered a head

injury in the first half.

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