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Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:57 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

It's been a busy week for Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora and he hasn't yet practiced. Upset with the organization for not reworking his contract this offseason, Umenyiora contemplated a holdout before eventually reporting to training camp. Days later, the Giants gave him permission to seek a trade … except they were asking for a first-round pick, a steep price by most accounts.

By Wednesday, the organization informed Umenyiora that a trade was now off the table and, predictably, he wasn't psyched about the turn of events.

At the time, Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck thought Umenyiora was healthy enough to practice before adding that "I know where he is mentally, I know where he is physically. Only problem now is he's not happy with his contract."

Thursday night the soap opera continued.

Details via the Newark Star-Ledger:
The Giants informed reporters tonight Umenyiora has been sitting out because “he says he has a sore knee,” according to the team’s public relations staff. The key part there, of course, is the “he says” in that statement. Though the team says it has no reason to believe he isn’t in pain, it is clearly separating itself from the diagnosis.

A person familiar with Umenyiora’s status said he is dealing with a meniscus cartilage issue that, as The Wall Street Journal reported today, could require surgery. The person requested anonymity because the extent of the injury has not been made public.
This is the same knee that kept Umenyiora on the sidelines for all of the 2008 season. The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo writes that Umenyiora hasn't threatened to undergo surgery on the knee if his contract demands (or a trade) aren't met, and even if he did his recovery time wouldn't last the whole season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:52 pm
 

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Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:14 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Now lets take another look....


Nicks, Manningham, Cruz, Barden, Hixon, Thomas, Reynaud.



Starting to look below avg now...



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 1:24 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

LOL, this coming from a fan of a team who's got friggin Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, and Josh Cribs as their WR core.....very amusing.  The Giants have VERY solid WRs there chief.


Ok...look, if you look up BELOW AVG. WR group in the dict.....it says "see chicago".  and it has for sometime...now that i think about it...its been FOREVER...literlly. 

BUT, that doesnt make Steve, Hakim or Mario any better!  They're not great...not horrible, just your avg NFL group. 


Oh and no Josh Cribbs here.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 7:48 pm
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Hmmm,  wants a new contract, but yet he knows he might need surgery...Wonder when he was gonna reveal this...
after he gets his extension..

I believe if he gets his extension his injury will mysteriously either disappear or won't be as bad as first thought.  If he doesn't get his extension he still won't be going through any surgery but will struggle all season long.



Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Osi will play. He'll be done with this temper tantrum and get on the field. He wont let his teammates down when push comes to shove 



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: August 5, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Something fishy here !!  Hmmm,  wants a new contract, but yet he knows he might need surgery...Wonder when he was gonna reveal this...
after he gets his extension.... 



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:52 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

If the Giants have a meltdown, it will be on the defensive side. They should have stressed speed at kinebacker, defensive back and special teams. That's the only way you have a shot at beating Philadelphia.   


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