According to the New york Daily News’ Ralph Vacchiano, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning did not participate entirely in practice on Wednesday due to an illness, which they hope won’t sideline him any further as he and his team prepare for the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.
Eli Manning was unable to finish practice today due to an “illness”. Giants are hoping it’s only a 24-hour stomach bug. #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@TheBlueScreen) January 18, 2012
At this point in the season, you never want to miss any practice time, especially preparing for a game as important as the NFC championship game. On the other hand, some extra rest for a guy like Manning might do him some good, especially when it’s your third playoff game in a row.