Manning says injury not affecting play
Despite the New York
Manning developed the injury while dealing with another problem on the bottom of his foot during a win Oct. 4 at Kansas City. The
On Monday, he said his latest health issue has not been a factor on the field.
“In the games it doesn’t bother me and I don’t think about it. This is not something I am overly concerned with,” Manning said. “It has been the same for probably the last three to four weeks, it’s nothing new. I can go out and practice and do all I need to do.”
Manning doesn’t believe he would eventually need surgery on his foot.
“It’s one of those things that time and rest is probably the biggest thing,” he said. “Having the weekend and the bye week and off week helped some. Time to rest it is helpful. It is not something I think will linger or bother me.”
Manning also said he has no pain when walking and there are no concerns that the stress reaction can lead to him being sidelined for any of the remaining five games.
“It is frustrating, kind of one thing leading to another. When you have to go to the training room and get treatment, it throws your schedule out of whack. It kind of pushes things back. I am a guy who doesn’t like to be in a training room. That’s been probably the biggest annoyance trying to deal with it.”
Right now, the
“There’s got to be a sense of urgency,” Manning said. “We don’t have time to kind of figure out and slowly become a better team and make strides. We’ve got to make a jump, a jump back to playing good football.
“Sometimes you will falter, and we have a lot. But we are still capable of beating teams and playing at a high level.”
Manning and defensive end
Manning recognizes that the message among teammates needs to be the same, meetings or not.
“Stick with each other,” he said. “We know we have lot of people doubting us now and there are probably reasons for them to. If we want to pull this out and make a run … it’s about the players coming together and trusting each other and going out there and doing it.”