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Osi could miss 2 weeks, but is expected back

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiorawalks of

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiorawalks of the field after the 36-25 loss to Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 9, 2011) Credit: Joe Epstein

There are only five weeks left on the schedule, so we’re at the point where just about any injury can be “season-ending.” Could Osi Umenyiora’s ankle fit that category?

“Hopefully not,” a source said. “(It will probably be) more like two weeks.”

Umenyiora did have an MRI last night, and while the Giants have not yet commented on the results the source said the diagnosis remains a “bad sprain.” Asked if it was a high-ankle sprain, the source said it was “the whole ankle.”

Assuming Umenyiora makes it back for the Dec. 18 game against the Redskins, he will have missed two of the most important games of the season. Well, one of them at least. A loss to the Packers would certainly paint the Giants into a corner, but it wouldn’t end their season. They can be blown out by the Packers this week and still win the division. Justin Tuck said that the Giants are in the playoffs now. Actually, it’s next week against the Cowboys when the playoffs really start for them.

Anyway, Umenyiora could miss both of the next two games but he’s expected back at some point before the season ends. Whenever that is.

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