New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski will undergo surgery on Friday to repair an injury to his medial collateral ligament in his left knee and a chip fracture to the lateral plateau. The surgery will be performed by Giants team physician Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
"I am going to set my mind to being ready for the first game of the regular season," said Hynoski. "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."
Hynoski, entering his third season, apparently suffered the injury in a collision with running back Andre Brown during Wednesday's OTAs.
Hynoski tweeted today that the injury is "just a bump in the road."
A lateral plateau fracture is an injury I am not familiar with. Some quick research on the Inter-Google reveals that this type of injury is sometimes suffered in car accidents, or collisions/falls, which is the case with Hynoski.
The Giants could simply make due at fullback until Hynoski returns by using Bear Pascoe or other tight ends there. They could also scour the free agent market over the next several weeks to see if anyone they like is available.
It sounds, however, like Hynoski could be available for at least a large portion of the regular season.