Good news for those of us dying to see Osi Umenyiora back in action on the football field. He went down to Atlanta today to get a second opinion on his meniscus, and according to his agent the meeting with the specialist went well.
Obviously he won’t be playing in Saturday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, but atleast we’re going to see progress come next week. Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has the full report:
The Giants fly to Carolina Friday for a matchup with the Panthers on Saturday. Umenyiora will not accompany the team on the trip but could be ready to practice on Monday. The decision on his availability will be made within the next day or so, according to Agnone’s estimates.
Hopefully he is fully cleared to return to practice Monday, and we can all put this holdout business behind us and get to see the Giants defense at full strength for the first time this offseason.