ESPN New York—New York, NY—January 4, 2011
For the second time in his nine-year career, New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert will undergo surgery to repair a major injury to his right leg. But Seubert, the man Giants general manager Jerry Reese on Monday called "the MVP of our team," vowed that the latest injury will not affect his status for next season or beyond.
"I'm not going to let an injury end my career," Seubert said. "I love playing football. This is the best I've felt in a few years. To make it to the end and then have this happen sucks."
Seubert will have surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan to repair a right knee injury he suffered on Sunday in Washington.
Beyond being on crutches for "a couple of weeks," Seubert did not provide a timetable for his recovery but anticipated that he'd be at the Giants' training facility for most of the offseason to rehabilitate the injury.
The Giants initially described the injury as a dislocated right knee but a team spokesman on Monday said that Seubert also suffered ligament and tendon injuries in the knee.
"It's not like [the 2003 injury in which] I shattered my leg and I need seven surgeries to put it back together," Seubert said. "[Dr. Russell Warren, a surgeon at the Hospital of Special Surgery] told me he's 100 percent sure that he can fix it, so I'm happy."
Giants center Shaun O'Hara also said on Monday that he will meet with doctors this week and expects to have surgery to "clean out" his injured left Achilles. He doesn't anticipate needing surgery to repair his injured ankle. O'Hara missed 10 games due to injuries to his left ankle, left Achilles and a sprained right Lisfranc this season.
"I might [have surgery]," O'Hara said. "Like I said, I don't know. I gotta see doctors today and tomorrow and figure out a course of action. But I think mostly I'll have to do something to clean it out and just get it right. And once I do that, I'll be ready to go for next year."
This article originally appeared on ESPN.com.