NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora probably will miss the Giants’ season opener against the Washington Redskins.
And according to the New York Post, Umenyiora may also miss Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium.
“Probably not (going to be ready),” a source told the paper, “but we’ll see.”
Umenyiora had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Aug. 19, and coach Tom Coughlin said Monday the 29-year-old who is entering his ninth season with the Giants hasn’t progressed enough to play.
“I don’t think so,” said Coughlin. “It’s a little early.”
Umenyiora was not on the field for practice Monday.
Fellow defensive end Justin Tuck didn’t practice because of a stinger (neck) suffered against the Jets last Monday.
Coughlin isn’t worried about Tuck, so expect him back on the field Wednesday, when preparations for the Redskins get into full swing.
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