New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning, is hoping to be ready in time for the pre-season training camp.

He expects to be running again by late May after a high sprain on his left ankle led to the surgery that happened earlier this month.

Manning said: "I think I'd be safe to say I'd be 100 percent for the start of training camp. I would hope so."

It will be in the best interests of Manning to be fully fit in time for the mandatory mini-camp, as he now faces increased competition for his place.

Josh Freeman is a new signing for the Giants, despite struggling for form last season (including a shocking game against his new employers), the 26-year old will be eager to prove himself as the best quarterback on the roster.

For now, Manning will still be the first choice and although he himself has seen his form dip steadily since the end of 2012, he will want to prove his doubters wrong and show why he is still the unquestioned starter for the Giants.

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