Eli Manning participates in New York Giants practice

Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants is hit as he throws a pass in the 1st half against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2013
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New York Giants QB Eli Manning plays a full part in practice just seven weeks after undergoing ankle surgery.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has played a full part in the first day of team practice.

The 33-year-old underwent surgery on a troublesome ankle in April, and despite the Giants stating that they would not rush him back, Manning was in action at the earliest opportunity.

According to the Giants' official website: "Manning's ironman gene put him on the fast track, and he took quite a few snaps on the first day of OTAs.

"In addition to individual drills, he took many of the first-team reps as he and his teammates continued to learn Ben McAdoo's new offense."

Backup quarterbacks Ryan Nassib, Curtis Painter and Josh Freeman also played a part in the workout.

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