By Eric Schmidt

Eli Manning started practice on Wednesday with the New York Giants but had to leave the field before he was able to complete the entire practice. Manning departed as head coach Tom Coughlin told the media that Manning was suffering from a stomach virus. Coughlin told reporters, “Hopefully it’s just a 24-hour deal and he’ll feel better.”

Only two practice remain before the Giants head to the West Coast to take on the San Francisco 49ers. In Manning’s absence, backup quarterback David Carr took the majority of the reps in practice. Manning is experiencing a career season and you could imagine that one missed practice wouldn’t amount to much but if Manning is unable to practice the entire week, then his ailment could become an issue.

In 2011, Manning fell just short of reaching the 5,000 yard mark finishing the season with 4,933 yards. Manning through 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. In post-season play, Manning has thrown 6 touchdowns and only one interception with a 121.8 passer rating.

 

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