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New York Giants Guard Chris Snee Underwent Successful Surgery on Injured Hip

February 21st, 2013 at 3:00 PM
By Kyle Langan

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reports that New York Giants left Guard Chris Snee underwent a successful surgery on his injured hip.

Snee suffered the injury during the middle portion of the season and struggled to hold up down the stretch. He played every game through the injury and when he was called upon to act as a replacement on the NFC Pro Bowl roster, he did that as well.

The exact surgery that Snee underwent was for a torn labrum and according to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, a torn labrum can take up to 6-8 months to recover from.

There is no questioning that Snee is one of the most durable and valuable players in the NFL, but he has begun to wear down the past two seasons. He has struggled with knee, hip, and even concussion issues over the past two seasons and even admitted that he was considering retirement. 

Snee will be around in 2013 but the distinct possibility exists that he will need to rotate in and out of the lineup in training camp in order to keep his legs fresh.

The projected timetable is quite long, but Snee must have known for sure that the 6-8 month timetable would not be needed here considering he played in the Pro Bowl. For a person whose body is their livelihood, Snee surely has the acumen not to sacrifice playing time for a Pro Bowl visit.

This will be worth monitoring over the next several months.


Tags: Chris Snee, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

30 Responses to “New York Giants Guard Chris Snee Underwent Successful Surgery on Injured Hip”

  1.  Krow says:

    Six months is August 21 … 8 is October 21.

    As I said before … (and was roundly criticized) … he should have had this surgery the day after our season ended. Let’s say January 3rd. Then we’d be talking …

    Six months is July 3rd … 8 is September 3rd.

    It was a selfish move to put this surgery off. He wasted over 6 weeks of recovery time. And for what? A vacation. Now there’s real doubt that he can be up to speed by the time the season opens. And to think this guys eats $11,000,000 in cap next season. What a waste.

    •  shmitty013 says:

      Amen. Completely selfish on his part. Now if we don’t resign Boothe, there’s a distinct possibility we need to find 2 new capable OGs in the offseason because Snee could very well end up on the PUP.

  2.  Krow says:

    Hixon … great story … great guy. But we can’t afford to go much over vet minimum. He’s going to be the 4th (Nicks, Cruz, Randle) or possibly 5th WR (depending on Jernigan). If he can make some extra cash elsewhere then we have to let him go.

  3. I refuse to believe this was a full tear that will require 6-8 month recovery and the guy played in the pro bowl.

    He must have been assured it would be a fairly rapid recovery.

    •  Krow says:

      We’ll find out this summer. When camp opens in July he’s either 100% … or I was right.

      •  Chad Eldred says:

        You are right whether he recovers fully before camp or not. His job is to play football, not hang out in Honolulu. The surgery should have been his priority.

  4.  Krow says:

    Lots of talk about Barrett Jones, but I kind of like Travis Frederick in the second.

  5.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Brian Witherspoon still talking?

    Wasn’t he cut last pre season when he got hurt?

    He stinks anyway.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      Fans are forgetful. Witherspoon was poised to win a spot and play a big role going into the 2010-2011 season before tearing his ACL. “Stinks” is certainly not the word, imo.

      •  Krow says:

        I liked the guy. He’s a real hard luck story as I recall. Seemed a decent sort too.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        I remember well. In fact there was a small amount of posters that were suggesting Ross but cut with his emergence since we also had cweb, TT & Prince.

  6.  GOAT56 says:

    I don’t think it could hurt to bring Witherspoon back as well. He’s unlikely to get a roster spot but you never know.

    The difference in training camp this year should be except for maybe 15 positions starting spots and/or roster spots are on the line. So another vet like Witherspoon just increases competition even if he doesn’t make the team.

  7.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Am I missing something? When did Witherspoon ever “emerge”.

    Just because the kid supports this website doesn’t mean he’s any good. LOL!

    I get it, you like the kid. I hear ya. But let’s not pretend that he’s anything else but a 4th string NFL CB. IF that.

    •  kujo says:


      He could have been a decent special teamer who could fill in in a pinch. But making him out to be anything more is just nepotism.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      Look it’s just like Cruz and Ojomo if you were paying attention he excelled during the 2011 preseason and looked like an unexpected contributor. Does that mean he was definitely better than a 4th CB? No. But it does mean we had right to have hopes for him to contribute. There are players that contribute out of nowhere every year so Witherspoon could have been one of those players.

  8.  Dirt says:

    Everyone associated with this Snee decision is a fvkin d|ck. And since it’s ultimately the player, Snee is a fvkin d|ck. I don’t care if it was a one week recovery. Any delay in surgery – any delay- adds to the risk that he’s not on the field to start camp.

    Only a complacent, content, unengaged player – a d|ck – would ever delay such a surgery.

    And this is a guy who’s supposed to protect our franchise quarterback?

    •  kujo says:

      Can’t disagree here.

      •  Dirt says:

        Imagine pulling that at your place of work? (Provided it wasn’t your dad’s shop) It’s unbelievable bro!

        It’s not even like it was one of those “let’s see if we can manage it with rehab” deals. It was “you play a contact sport and we’ve all arrived at the conclusion you’re getting surgery and you agree, so go d|ck around at this exhibition game first” and put this thing off 6 weeks.

        It’s easily one of the most absurd stories I’ve heard on this team in some time.

        •  kujo says:

          That being said, I wonder what the “official” explanation will be. How will the team justify this delay, particularly if it comes at the risk of him landing on the PUP list, or at least less than full participation in the offseason program? I’m of the opinion that the truth can typically be found in the middle, as things are seldom as good, or as bad, as they sound.

          •  Dirt says:

            I, too, believe the answer is generally in the middle.

            But then again Bill Sheridan was once given the reins to the defense and ran it off a cliff into a canyon of dogsh|t so you never know what line of crap is going to come from 1925 Giants Drive, especially since we’re talking about the son-in-law of “you should see the pile of letters on my desk calling for me to fire Tom but we just won a second Super Bowl so LOL”

            •  kujo says:

              What if he had to do a bunch of that pre-surgery rehab that A-Rod had to do? Yes, I know this will solicit jokes about PEDs, but A-Rod had to do 4-6 weeks of pre-surgery rehabilitation prior to actually having his latest hip surgery. Could this be similar to what Snee has had to do?

    •  G-MenFan says:

      Yeah, but the other side of the coin is this: being a fvkin djck is 70% of Snee’s game.

  9.  GmenMania says:

    Pretty interesting stuff right here from Mara:

    Owner John Mara said at the Combine that the Giants intend to sign both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks to long-term deals.

    Cruz is a 2013 restricted free agent, and Hakeem Nicks is entering a contract year. “They’re both priorities for us,” Mara insisted. “They’re both terrific players. We hope they’re both Giants for a long time.” Mara also vehemently disputed an ESPN report that the Giants have prioritized Nicks over Cruz: “I don’t know where that came from; that’s not true at all. They’re both priorities for us.”

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