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Osi Umenyiora Hurt

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by PackOne, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. PackOne

    PackOne Cheesehead

    Apr 23, 2006
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/08/ ... -new-york/

    The ability of the New York Giants to defend their Super Bowl title took a major hit on Saturday night.

    According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, Umenyiora suffered a torn MCL, and will miss the entire season.

    Umenyiora suffered the injury in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Jets. It’s not the first time a key member of the team’s defense was lost for the year in the annual showdown with the team that shares a stadium with the Giants. Several years ago, cornerback Jason Sehorn tore an ACL while returning a kickoff against the Jets. He was never the same after that.

    The loss of Umenyiora will prompt immediate speculation that Michael Strahan might be lured out of retirment. It was widely believed that, if the Giants had paid Strahan enough money, he would have returned for another year. Now that Umenyiora is gone, the Giants might be inclined to break the bank to bring back Strahan.

    Without Umenyiora or Strahan, look for the Giants to move Mathias Kiwanuka or Justin Tuck (or both) to defensive end on a full-time basis.

    Strahan, I don't think it's that far of a reach. Hmm.
  2. bozz_2006

    bozz_2006 Cheesehead

    Mar 24, 2006
    this sucks. being a guy who suffered numerous knee injuries of varying severity, i just cringe every time i think about or see someone go down, clutching their knee. it's just sick.
  3. Atari Big-Hit

    Atari Big-Hit Cheesehead

    Aug 26, 2008
    Big blow for the Giants.... wonder if Kiwanuka can step up.... or will they give Strahan a call

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