Bigblue25 Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 Giants' Umenyiora requires season-ending knee surgery NFL.com Wire Reports The New York Giants' Osi Umenyiora needs season-ending knee surgery, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting. The Pro Bowl defensive end has a torn MCL. Umenyiora injured his left knee in the second quarter of the New York Giants' preseason game against the New York Jets. Umenyiora started all 16 games last season and had 52 tackles and a team-high 13 sacks. He added seven tackles in the Giants' run to the Super Bowl. The Giants are a bit thin at defensive end this season with the retirement of seven-time Pro Bowler Michael Strahan. Tuck has replaced Strahan. New York also signed veteran Renaldo Wynn in the offseason. With Umenyiora sidelined, the Giants could move strongside linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end. He was switched to linebacker last year so the team could put its best 11 players on the field. "You are always concerned any time a player like that goes down," Kiwanuka said. "That's not good. We know the type of player he is and if he can come back he will. But we have the personnel to step up in his absence." Kiwanuka sidestepped moving back to defensive end, saying that decision is up to the team. Information from the Associated Press was included in this report Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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