Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Eli Manning will not play Saturday

Related Stories

Giants sign OG Boothe; line returns for '13

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 2:25 p.m.

New York Giants: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 6:20 p.m.

Giants re-sign OT Beatty

Posted Feb. 27, 2013 @ 3:19 p.m.

Giants owner's nephew arrested in Conn.

Posted Feb. 25, 2013 @ 3:31 p.m.

Reese: Giants' Tuck wants to regain form

Posted Feb. 23, 2013 @ 11:26 a.m.

Giants re-sign DT Rogers

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:08 p.m.

Giants release RB Bradshaw, DT Canty

Posted Feb. 06, 2013 @ 3:39 p.m.

Giants release LB Boley

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 5:14 p.m.

Is Canty a cap concern for Giants?

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:59 p.m.
Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
By PFW staff

Eli Manning will not play in the Giants' preseason game Saturday night against the Steelers as a precaution after needing 12 stitches to close a cut he received in Monday night's game against the Jets.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said that he "is not going to rush things" and that Manning will throw when it is OK for him to throw.

Early in the second quarter, Manning's helmet was knocked off by RB Brandon Jacobs after a miscommunication in the backfield. The quarterback then got hit by Jets LB Calvin Pace and was sent face first into Jets FS Jim Leonhard's helmet.

Manning said he feels fine but Coughlin and the Giants do not want him to wear a helmet as there are concerns a helmet could irritate the wound or break the stitches.

Backup QBs Jim Sorgi, who is nursing a sore shoulder, and Rhett Bomar, a second-year player, will take the snaps on Saturday night for the Giants.


For authoritative coverage and analysis of NFL news, free agency and fantasy football, visit

Comments ()