As if the Giants don't have enough worries, here's something for them to ponder for the future.
Eli Manning's injured right heel isn't getting any better. In fact, it could soon get worse and potentially bring a premature end to his season.
Adam Schefter of ESPN, in a report today, said doctors have found what is called a stress reaction in the right foot that was previously hampered by a plantar fascia injury to the heel. That could be a precursor to a stress fracture, which Manning probably wouldn't recover from until next season.
Doctors are trying to get the quarterback to stay off the foot, and have given him orthotics and a bone stimulator in hopes of keeping things status quo, Schefter said.
Losing their franchise quarterback no doubt would bring this season crashing to a halt. It's unlikely the Giants have the kind of faith or communication with backup David Carr that they have with Manning, even in light of Manning's struggles of last Thursday. He was seen limping, obviously because of the situation in his right foot.
For a team with performance issues on both front lines, a weak set of safeties, and inconsistent offense, the last thing they needed was this news. Even Manning's well-known toughness won't be enough to overcome this if the bone breaks through.
It's a real headache.
Okay, gang. Start fretting.