Shockey has minor knee surgery

Updated: February 11, 2004, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey had surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

Shockey missed the final seven games of last season after spraining his knee Nov. 9. The surgery was performed at Doctors Hospital on the campus of the University of Miami by Hurricanes team doctor John Uribe.

"This was a planned procedure," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "Jeremy was here for 10 days working to rehabilitate his knee and still suffered some discomfort."

Uribe found a mild irritation to the joint during the procedure, Giants trainer Ronnie Barnes said. There were no other structural abnormalities and the prognosis is excellent, he added.

Coughlin said Shockey left the hospital walking under his own power. He is expected to resume his rehabilitation immediately.

Shockey finished last season with 48 receptions for 535 yards and two touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for a second straight year, but was replaced by Packers tight end Bubba Franks.

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