(Robert Deutsch / USA Today)

Eli Manning, who suffered an ankle injury in the New York Giants’ season finale against the Washington Redskins, was to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his leg Thursday afternoon.

Manning was, according to the team, going to have a debridement procedure performed in Charlotte, N.C.

“I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,” Manning said (via the Giants’ website). “I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. [Robert] Anderson clean out the ankle. The doc tells me I should be running in about six weeks. I’m looking forward to the start of the offseason program on the 21st [of April]. I will be in the weight room and in the meeting rooms so we can all learn the new offense. I got some good work in this week at Duke, and I think it’s smart to get this procedure done now so the ankle isn’t an ongoing issue. I’m eager to get to work with our new offensive coaches and system.”

The Giants will start two weeks of strength, conditioning and rehabilitation on April 21, with organized team activities beginning May 28.