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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who had to leave practice early Wednesday with a stomach ailment, returned to practice on Thursday.According to reporters on the scene, Manning appeared fine and was taking part in normal practice activities, at least during the media window.
Also, running back Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle) was sitting out his second consecutive practice. But that has been his normal routine late in the season. He is expected to practice Friday and play in Sunday's NFC title game against the 49ers at Candlestick Park. Bradshaw missed the first meeting between the two teams, a 27-20 49ers victory in San Francisco on Nov. 13.