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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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Comments

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:41 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

I don't know about anyone else, but I get all my breaking sports news from the Wall Street Journal. Now, where did I put my copy of Pro Football Weekly? I want to read up on futures markets in the Pacific Rim.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:27 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

His chances of getting a new deal just went from slim to none. Now he'll have the surgery, take the season off, and play for a big contract in the final year of his deal. He's already banked $34 million and he wants a lot more withi his gimpy knee? C'mon man.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 11:14 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

I'll make this prediction right from the get go.....Hakeem Nicks is going to have a HUGE year barring any injury....he catches what ever is thrown at him....Manningham is a certain deep threat with his speed, and he makes DBs miss.



Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:59 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Not sure if anyone remembers but the Chargers were originally demanding the Giants send them Osi for that top pick in '04(in addition to the Giants top pick and other picks) when we took Manning....I always liked Osi and hope this things works itself out and he stays with the Giants....but this thing is quickly getting to the point of no return. At this point I would take a 2nd round pick and move on....we still have great depth at DE with JPP, Tuck, Kiwanuka, Canty, etc.




Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 10:55 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Whoever you are you obviously dont know a thing about football. The Giants have one of the best WR's corps in the league. Nicks is starting to emerge as one of the best in the league. You cant seriously believe that a team with a bum named Roy Williams starting as  WR can come anywhere near the Giants receiving corp, do you? The guy was AWFUL in Dallas and will be even worse for the Bears. Hester should stick to returning, and dont make me laugh even more about Johnny Knox.  



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:46 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

"he makes 7 million a year and wants even more."  check your facts there, he's slated to make 3.1 this year. don't you have someone else's practice to spy on?





Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:42 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

"Whatever the facts, this is the kind of BS that signals a team is going in the wrong direction.  With the Eagles having upgraded big time, and Giants receiving core looking super substandard, Giants look like they're in for a long, frustrating, meltdown type of season."

Really? Because one guy is being a bitch about his contract, the whole team is going down? Super substandard - first you create some idiotic rationale for the team melting down, now you're recreating the English language. You ever see Billy Madison? "Back to school.."



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:37 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Oh and Devin Hester too, my mistake.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:36 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Really? Are u serious or just being funny.  If you look up "AVG WR group" in the dictionary...u see SMITH-NICKS AND MANNINGHAM.  U cant possibly believe that group is better than most?  WOW


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.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:30 am
 

Report: Umenyiora could need knee surgery

Substandard receiving core? Really? That's one of the team's strengths. Not to many teams can top Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks, and Mario Manningham.


Really? Are u serious or just being funny.  If you look up "AVG WR group" in the dictionary...u see SMITH-NICKS AND MANNINGHAM.  U cant possibly believe that group is better than most?  WOW


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