Sunday, August 24, 2008

Osi out for the year

Back from a short blog-break, blogging from the new blog-cliner. Here's some bad news for Giants fans, from a team press release:

- Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who left last night's game against the Jets in the second quarter when his left knee locked up, underwent an MRI and exam today at Hospital for Special Surgery.
The finding by team physician Dr. Russell Warren is that Umemyiora has a torn lateral meniscus.
Umenyiora, who will miss the 2008 season due to the injury, is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday.
This is not the first time Umenyiora has required surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. He underwent arthroscopic surgery for the same issue during his collegiate career at Troy State.
The defending Super Bowl Champs are already without Michael Strahan, who retired, and now are minus one of their best defensive players. I would assume Mathias Kiwanuka will slide down and play end, leaving a gap at linebacker.

The chances of a repeat are looking worse every day... 

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