The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Giants DL Osi Umenyiora is still dealing with pain in his hip, and he might have to undergo surgery to get full relief. The paper reports that earlier this month, Umenyiora traveled to the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., to visit noted hip specialist Marc Philippon, according to someone informed of the trip and Philippon's diagnosis. Philippon reportedly recommended surgery to repair side effects from a torn hip flexor that kept Umenyiora out of five games in 2006. Philippon, Umenyiora and the Giants' medical staff agreed to pass on surgery for now and try to manage the injury because he won't make it worse by playing through it. Umenyiora has been able to play through and manage his hip pain the past few seasons. He led the Giants with seven sacks last season and had 13 in 2007 before missing all of 2008 with a knee injury. However, this spring the hip injury was worse than it had been during recent offseasons. The Giants even cited the hip as a reason for his being absent from an organized team activities practice.
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