New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora underwent successful hip surgery Monday, according to the Star-Ledger. Umenyiora will require three months of recovery time and he's expected to be fully healed by the start of the 2011 season.
The report indicated that Umenyiora's hip injury was related to a torn labrum that he suffered in 2006. He had 11.5 sacks and a league-record 10 forced fumbles while playing for first-year defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. He complained about his role on the team last offseason, but he said all the right things in 2010 and seemed to bond with Fewell.
He and Justin Tuck were both thrilled to hear the defensive coordinator was returning. The Giants will now have two defensive ends returning from injuries. Mathias Kiwanuka has a neck injury and it's still unclear what the club will do about his contract.