Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/18/12
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning left Wednesday's practice early because of symptoms that head coach Tom Coughlin called "a stomach bug, hopefully a 24-hour deal." The Giants have weathered a battery of player's injuries and sicknesses all season but, as the team gets ready to face the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship game, Manning is the one player they can't do without. Manning was put on the injury report for the first time this season after he missed the majority of today's practice. The Giants QB started practice but couldn't finish and didn't hang around the locker room to talk.The Giants officially listed Manning as limited due to "illness."  Coughlin said he had  a "stomach flu." Manning may have left practice prematurely but few— if any—of his teammates expect him to miss Sunday's game. "If there is one guy who can miss a practice Wednesday mentally, it's No. 10," said guard Chris Snee.  He was probably here on Monday and Tuesday looking at game film." "He's
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