EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants makes a reception against the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mario Manningham Injury: Giants WR Out For Week 3 Against Eagles

Mario Manningham, wide receiver for the New York Giants, suffered a concussion on Monday Night Football.

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Mario Manningham Injury Status: Out For Week 3, According To Giants

Mario Manningham is yet another New York Giants starter who will miss the team's Week 3 game versus the Philadelphia Eagles due to injury. The Giants announced that Manningham didn't board the team plane on Saturday, making him officially out due to the concussion he suffered against the St. Louis Rams last week on Monday Night Football.

Manningham has hauled in seven receptions for 105 yards this season, and though he's been held out of the end zone so far, he was expected to be an integral part of the Giants offense with fellow wide receiver Domenik Hixon already out for the year. Instead, it will likely be Victor Cruz who is targeted by Eli Manning when New York looks to move the ball through the air.

Other players already determined to miss the game against the Eagles include defensive stalwarts Prince Amukamara and Osi Umenyiora. The Eagles, of course, have Michael Vick listed as questionable on their injury report.

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Mario Manningham Injury: Giants WR Suffers Concussion, Won't Return

The Giants are winning, but Eli Manning is losing targets -- fast. Domenik Hixon is questionable to return after tweaking his knee while scoring a touchdown just before halftime, and now the team has announced that Mario Manningham is done for the night. From the team's official Twitter account: 

@Giants WR Mario Manningham has a concussion and is out for the rest of the game #GiantsGame
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Manningham apparently suffered the concussion after making the 31-yard catch just before halftime that set up Hixon's score. He juggled the catch, and while reaching to secure the ball, he lost his balance and tumbled. Had he stayed on his feet, he easily could have scored -- there was nothing but green grass between him and the end zone.

Instead, he goes down, and Hixon hurts himself on the following play. It put points on the board for the Giants, but at what cost? We'll have to wait and see, but one thing is for sure: he's out for the rest of the game. 


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