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Fred Robbins Had Microfracture Surgery

This from Vinni DiTrani of the Bergen Record (and reported elsewhere as well):

DT Fred Robbins has started a blog, and in his latest entry mentioned this his off-season knee surgery was “microfracture surgery,” which can be serious at times. It’s the type of surgery from which Jason Sehorn had a tough time returning, and from which Dusty Zeigler never returned.

A Giants source confirmed the microfracture surgery, but added the medical staff is not particularly worried that Robbins won’t make it back. Still this helps explain the signing of both Rocky Bernard and Chris Canty in the off-season.

Here is what Robbins wrote:

“I’m ready to get back to work and we have OTAs this week, but I’m being held out to get my knee healthy and strong again after microfracture surgery. We’re taking our time with it, just making sure I’m at my best health for training camp. I don’t want to rush it and it’s getting stronger and healthier each day.

“Last year I hurt my shoulder and broke both hands after a great start. Right now my hands are totally healed, my shoulder feels good and we’re just taking it slow with my knee.”

My take: You can definitely see why the Giants were so eager to add defensive line help, with Canty and Bernard. Robbins has been a force for the past couple of years, but they never had the depth they do now. If he’s not 100%, there are still a bunch of guys ready to go. Robbins is not a need anymore, just a luxury. He should take his time coming back from the injury. Fred Robbins’ blog can  be found here


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