Eli Manning Injury: Manning Gets Bloody in Battle For New York (Video)
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New York Giants starting quarterback and younger brother of Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, got pretty bloody in the opening game at new Meadowlands Stadium which pitted both New York teams against each other.
Perhaps in 2014 there will be a “Battle For New York” in a Super Bowl that will be held at the new Meadowlands, but that is a long way off. Last night’s game will have to do for the time being.
Manning got smashed in the face by his own running back Brandon Jacobs and then crushed from the back by Jets lineman Calvin Pace.
During the third and one play, Jacobs thought he was going to get the ball, but instead he made contact with Manning and the hit caused Manning’s helmet to come loose.
It has been said that Manning only has a bad cut and that was from his head hitting against Jet safety Jim Leonhard’s face-mask.
Manning bled for some time and needed 12 stitches to sew up the gash in his head.
This injury will probably not keep Manning out of practices or the lineup for the Giants’ next preseason contest, but Manning most likely woke up to a bad headache for his head injury on Tuesday morning.
Usually, a football helmet stays put when contact happens, but sometimes, a helmet just isn’t enough to help protect contact from the likes of a 6’4″ and 264 pounds of a running back like Jacobs.
Manning now has a taste of what opposing linebackers feel when trying to bring down Jacobs when he is running with the football.
CtPatriot: I’m a Big Fan of Eli, Retarded as he Looks. It’s Phil Simms then Eli As Far as im Concerned… And This Kid Is TOUGH… Go Big Blue!