Source: Osi Umenyiora has surgery

Updated: January 18, 2011, 11:20 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk |

Osi Umenyiora underwent successful surgery to repair his hip on Monday, according to a source.

The source confirmed a report by the Newark Star Ledger that the New York Giants defensive end had the surgery to alleviate pain that was related to a torn labrum injury he suffered back in 2006.

Umenyiora may need three months of recovery time, according to the report. Of course, there could be a work stoppage with a new collective bargaining agreement needing to be worked out so Umenyiora potentially might not miss much if there is even an offseason workout program this year.

Umenyiora had 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles despite playing through pain in his hip and knees all season long.

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