Giants QB Manning pulled from game vs. Chiefs with bruised heel

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning bruised his right heel during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 27-16 road victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and didn't return, but he's hopeful that he won't miss any more time.

"I always assume I'm going to play, that I'm going to be out there," Manning said after the game. "I've always been a pretty quick healer. I'll be doing everything I can possibly do this week to get healthy and prepared to play Oakland (next Sunday). We'll find out more tomorrow. I can walk around and move around, but there is some discomfort."

Manning felt pain in his heel during the fourth quarter, but he stayed in the game for one more play, a short pass that rookie wide receiver Hakeem Nicks turned into a 54-yard touchdown.

"It was a noncontact. It just happened into the drop," said Manning, who threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. "It was the play before the touchdown, where I had Steve Smith deep and threw it a little short."

David Carr replaced Manning on the Giants' next series.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Manning couldn't have stayed in the game with the injury.

"Not at that point," Coughlin said. "He didn't leave the bench, so I'm sure whatever is going to be done is going to be here from here on out. I think he's going to be sore. I really don't know a whole more than that."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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