New York Giants starting quarterback Eli Manning suffered a laceration to the forehand in the second quarter in the 2010 NFL preseason game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
It was third-and-1 at the Jets’ 5-yard line with 10:45 remaining in the second quarter when the incident occurred. When dropping back to pass the ball, a miscommunication error caused Manning to collided with his own teammate, running back Brandon Jacobs. While attempting to not fumble the ball from the collision, Manning was hit hard from behind by New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace.
Manning’s helmet flew off on his way down, and it appeared he hit his bare head on the facemask of New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard.
Manning headed straight to the locker room and didn’t return for the rest of the game. The 3-inch gash on his forehead required stitches.
New York Giants backup quarterback Jim Sorgi took over for Manning.