August 23, 2011
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora(notes) isn't getting along with his front office. He wants a new contract, but the team isn't offering him enough cash to satisfy him on that front. Or he'd like a trade. And the Giants aren't planning to deliver him any good news on that front.
So Umenyiora, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday, gets to sit and stew about it. One piece of good news for him is that he's healing faster than expected, according to the New York Post.
When the surgery was first performed, the Giants said he'd be out 3-4 weeks, while Umenyiora said it would be like 4-6 weeks, a source told the Post. However, Umenyiora thinks things are going "faster than I thought" they would and he already "can explode off" his knee, the Post reports.
"I am committed to playing for the Giants for the rest of the season. Returning to [the] field for three practices last week was a reminder of what I enjoy and love to do," Umenyiora said, the Post reports. "It was a business situation. I had a job to do and a situation to protect. I am fed up with the contract talk; it was nice to return to practice, and being on the football field is the only part that brings me any pleasure."
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