Let's get caught up with some injury news and happenings before the season gets too far in the rear view mirror, shall we....
The Giants have several players that will be needing off-season surgery. One of them is DE Osi Umenyiora, whose knee and hip kept him from practicing in full all year.
The injuries did not prevent Osi from having a great season. A league-leading 10 forced fumbles and 11.5 sacks was worthy of Pro Bowl consideration, but the nod went to linemate Justin Tuck instead.
Although the team officially listed Osi' s injury to be a knee every week, it is his hip that will be operated on in the near future. He opted to play through the pain this year rather than have the operation last summer and miss the season.
Seems like he made the right move, providing he didn't risk his long-term health in doing it.
Rich Seubert is determined to return to the Giants for an 11th season after undergoing surgery to repair the dislocated right patella he suffered in Washington the other day.
"I'm not going to let an injury end my career," Seubert told reporters. "I love playing football. This is the best I've felt in a few years. So to make it to the end and then have this happen sucks. But we've got the best trainers, we've got the best doctors, and I'm not going to say ‘stop.'"
GM Jerry Reese called Seubert "the MVP of the team" for the way he held together the Giants' offensive line in the face of all the injuries. If you recall, Seubert was the odd man out on the offensive line in training camp.
O'Hara is also planning to have a procedure on his foot/ankle this winter. OL Shawn Andrews (back) in not on the docket for surgery, but it is assumed he will be undergoing some treatments in the off-season.
Things have a funny way of working out sometimes. C Shaun O'Hara turned up lame in the preseason with a sore Achilles, forcing the Giants to keep Seubert on the roster.
Then Beatty broke his foot in the opening game, scapping the LT experiment. Diehl went back to LT and Seubert returned to LG. When O'Hara's understudy, Adam Koets, blew out his knee, Seubert shifted over to center, where he played six of the last eight games.