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Giants' Manning has stress reaction in foot

Giants QB Eli Manning has developed a stress reaction in his right foot that could eventually lead to further injuries, which might sideline him indefinitely. Manning has suffered from plantar fasciitis - an injury to the band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and inserts into the heel - since hurting the foot against Kansas City on Oct. 4. The stress reaction is not an unexpected development, but the team wants to prevent a stress fracture that could end Manning's year. An aggressive treatment program has included bone stimulation and having Manning wear special shoes offering his foot more support. He has limped at times during games, but has denied his passing accuracy has been affected. The Giants were 4-0 after their win at Kansas City, but now are 6-5 and Manning has struggled in recent weeks, even though the plantar fasciitis has healed.
Another Eagle suffers concussion Philadelphia WR DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion against Washington, the second offensive starter to get a serious head injury against the Redskins this season. Jackson left the game after he was hit on a catch late in the third quarter. Jackson has developed into Philadelphia's No. 1 wide receiver this season with 44 catches for 769 yards and six touchdowns. He caught a 35-yard TD in Philadelphia's 27-24 win on Sunday. Eagles coach Andy Reid said Jackson did not lose consciousness and would need further evaluation. Eagles RB Brian Westbrook has missed four of five games after he suffered a concussion Oct. 26 at Washington. Eagles TE Brent Celek sprained his thumb Sunday. The team said X-rays were negative. Celek told a teammate he has torn ligaments in one of his hands. BROWNS: DL Shaun Rogers injured his left ankle when a teammate was blocked into him late in Sunday's game. CHARGERS: LB Shawne Merriman left with a foot injury in the second quarter and did not return. RAMS: OT Jason Smith, inactive with a concussion, was taken to a hospital for observation after becoming ill near the end of Sunday's game. He was released a few hours after the game. TITANS: RB Chris Johnson matched the NFL record shared by Earl Campbell and Eric Dickerson with his sixth straight game rushing for at least 125 yards. The second-year running back also passed Barry Sanders for the best November rushing the ball in the NFL since the merger with the AFL in 1970. The Associated Press
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