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Giants' Henry Hynoski to have surgery Friday

Giants' Henry Hynoski celebrates his team's third quarter

Giants' Henry Hynoski celebrates his team's third quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 5, 2012. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Giants fullback Henry Hynoski will undergo knee surgery on Friday to repair an injury to his left medial collateral ligamenet and a chip fracture to the lateral plateau that he suffered in the team's first OTA workout on Wednesday.

The fullback is expected to return for the 2013 season and could even be ready for the season opener on Sept. 8 against Dallas.

"I am going to set my mind to being ready for the first game of the regular season," Hynoski said. "They said that is not an unrealistic goal, and I will do everything in my power to be ready for the start of the season."

In a Tweet, Hynoski later noted that the injury is "just a bump in the road" and said he will "come back stronger than ever from this."

Hynoski is an underrated cog in the Giants' running game and has developed into a strong and smart blocker for the team.

He was injured on Wednesday after he was involved in a collision on a running play.

"I handed the ball off, and then I saw him on the ground," Eli Manning said. "I don't know what happened It wasn't a hit. But you're running around and making cuts. Unfortunately, sometimes you have injuries. Hopefully, it's a minor one."

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