Osi Umenyiora isn’t going to be getting back on the field any time soon. According to the DE’s agent — a second opinion on Umenyiora’s knee in Atlanta is the fast track to making it back to football sooner rather than later.
via the Star-Ledger:
Giants DE Osi Umenyiora will fly to Atlanta in the next few days to see a specialist for a second opinion on his knee, according to Umenyiora’s agent, Tony Agnone. The hope is that the second opinion can help Umenyiora reach the field.
“We won’t do anything without conferring with the Giants medical staff first,” Agnone said. “We’re just looking for a way to get him back on the field soon.”
Everyone on the planet knows someone that has a torn meniscus. It can be treated with surgery, or you can opt out of the surgery and handle the situation with cortisone and pain killers. The second opinion could in earnest be an attempt to get Osi’s knee in check, it could also be a stunt to put the ball back in the Giants court about his contract situation.
Time will tell…