Wanted to make a FanPost on this, but it seems the defending champion NY Giants just lost their best pass rusher for the season.
Umenyiora was hurt in the second quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the New York Jets, and Dr. Russell Warren told the team on Sunday that an MRI found a tear in his lateral meniscus.
"It was obviously the news that I did not want to hear," coach Tom Coughlin said. "But after listening to the explanation and Dr. Warren's thoughts on it, I am convinced that this is the right procedure and the right way to go."
It also looks like Shawne Merriman's knee injury is much worse than initially thought. He has two tendon tears, and the injury is potentially career threatening. He is likely done for 2008 as well. DE Jason Taylor was also hurt last night, and will be out for two weeks.
Before the season has even started, several high profile defensive players are now out for 2008. It's sad and frustrating not just for the fans of those teams, but for fans of football period.
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