In an exclusive interview with Steve Costello of Steiner Sports, Manning said he is "off all crutches, out of the boot, doing some running, did some drops today, so it's coming around fast. I'm looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates and start learning this new offense."
General manager Jerry Reese said on Thursday that the Giants are not expecting Manning to be on the field until training camp, declaring him "out for spring ball."
Manning said he and his teammates won't really learn new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's scheme until they get on the field and run through it.
"It's one thing to learn an offense in a film room. Most of the time you learn the offense out on the field running plays," Manning said.