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Giants QB Eli Manning on practice field after blow to head in preseason game

Eli Manning is back on the field.

The New York Giants quarterback joined teammates for stretching on Wednesday morning at training camp at the University at Albany.

Manning needed 12 stitches to close a gash on the left side of his forehead on Monday night in a preseason game against the Jets. The 29-year-old also lobbed a couple of passes before stretching with teammates.

It's not clear whether Manning will play in the Giants' preseason game against Pittsburgh at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday night. The seven-year veteran has said that he is all right, but the Giants have not said whether doctors cleared him to play after taking a battery of tests to rule out a concussion.