Manning probable, Ballard questionable for NFC Championship

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is listed as probable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against San Francisco after dealing with a stomach illness earlier in the week.

However, tight end Jake Ballard is questionable with a knee injury that kept him out of practice on Friday. Center David Baas also sat out Friday with what appears to be the same illness that limited Manning on Wednesday, but is considered probable for Sunday's game.

Ballard, who had 38 receptions for 604 yards with four touchdowns this year, missed the final two games of the regular season with a knee issue. He has played in each of New York's two postseason games, catching a total of three passes for 33 yards.

Manning has been a full participant in practice each of the last two days. He threw for a career-high 4,933 yards and 29 touchdowns in the regular season and has added 607 yards and six scores in playoff wins over the Falcons and Packers.