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Manning: 'My Body, My Mind, My Head All Feels Really Good'

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Tuesday the only thing stopping him from playing right now is that he can’t put a helmet on.

“It feels really good,” Manning said on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 1050 AM. "I was a little worried last night but no headache, no concussion of any sort. My body, my mind, my head all feels really good.

“All day I’ve been getting tests done and just making sure there is no further damage to my brain or to my skull and everything looks fine. That’s all good news.”

Manning said the only thing keeping him from returning to practice this week is whether he can put a helmet on since the wound is on his forehead. Head coach Tom Coughlin did not want to speculate on his franchise quarterback’s status for Saturday’s game against the Steelers.

“They haven’t given me an exact time frame of when I will be back but I have a feeling I might be out there this upcoming week trying to get these stitches healed up and my forehead healed,” Manning said. “I don’t know when I will be able to put a helmet on. I might have to bring out an old leather helmet to get some practice in this week because I don’t want to be sitting around doing nothing when I feel I can play.”

Good news for the Giants.