This Monday night football game was supposed to be a big one for the New York Giants and New York Jets. The regular season is still a few weeks away but this game between the Giants and the Jets was special as it was their first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Their new home is reportedly worth $1.6 billion and can seat up to 82,500 fans.
What was supposed to be a pre-season game became a concerning one for the Giants as they saw Eli Manning bleeding early in the game. At the 10:45 mark of the first half, Manning was smacked, lost his helmet and hit either safety Jim Leonhard or running back Brandon Jacobs. Manning was bleeding when he was pulled out of the game as he was replaced by Jim Sorgi.
Sorgi ran the offense so well againts the Giants’ second string defenders that Manning did not need to return to the game. The Giants won 31-16.
Manning suffered a cut three inches long that required twelve stitches. Initial medical findings indicate no serious injury other than the cut on his forehead.