Tuesday was the first media access day of the just-begun 2014 offseason program for the New York Giants. It might just as well have been called the 'Hey injured Giants [insert name here] how is your recovery going? Day.' For a great many of the returning Giants the state of their health as they begin working together was a central question.
So, let's check in on the Giants' walking wounded.
Eli Manning says he is "healing quickly" following surgery on his left ankle. Manning said he and the Giants' doctors opted for surgery because when he started his offseason training he "just didn't think it was healing correctly" and that surgery was "the safest bet." He said the surgery "will ensure that I'm back 100 percent for training camp." Manning said he had a cortisone shot in the ankle but it still didn't feel right prior to surgery and after working out recently at Duke the decision to have the surgery was made.
Jason Pierre-Paul says he lost 15 pounds this offseason and is down to 270 pounds after playing at 285 last year. He said he is still rehabbing both his shoulder and his back, but "everything is fine."
Guard Chris Snee says he is "doing everything" after surgeries to repair his hip and elbow. "I'm back at it 100 percent," Snee said.
Running back David Wilson says he expects to be ready for the on-field portion of the offseason, but that isn't a guarantee. Wilson, of course, is recovering from neck surgery.
Will Beatty, who broke his leg in the season finale, expects to be ready. Beatty is walking without crutches or a walking boot. "The doctors are saying positive things," Beatty said Tuesday. "The timeline is good for me to start the beginning of the season 100 percent with no issues." Beatty's goal is to be ready for training camp.
Per Pat Traina, Victor Cruz (knee) and Justin Pugh (thumb surgery) are also 100 percent.