Breaking news: Eli has 'stress reaction' in foot

Bad news from ESPN's Matt Mosley.

Compensating for the plantar fasciitis he battled for much of this season, New York quarterback Eli Manning has developed a stress reaction in his right foot that could be even more problematic for the Giants, according to sources close to the situation.

A recent MRI on Manning's foot revealed the stress reaction in the cuboid bone, which makes Manning susceptible to a stress fracture that could end his 2009 season.

Before any stress fracture develops, the Giants are aggressively treating the stress reaction, trying to get Manning to stay off it as much as possible, having him wear extra supportive shoes and using a bone stimulator on the injured area.

For now, the stress reaction is not enough to sideline Manning. But Manning has been spotted favoring the foot, which he was doing as recently as Thursday night, when he was seen limping at times.

After consulting with other foot specialists in recent weeks, the Giants are not surprised -- they had come to expect that the plantar fasciitis could lead to the stress reaction.

My take: Yikes! What else can go wrong? Sometimes you have to face the reality that it just isn't your year. For the Giants that appears to be the case this time around.

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