Plenty of players drop out of the Pro Bowl every year because of injuries suffered during the season.
Giants guard Chris Snee isn’t one of those players. Snee needs hip surgery to repair a torn labrum that bothered him for much of the season, but said Thursday that the experience of taking part in the Pro Bowl was one he didn’t want to sacrifice.
“This hip — it feels fine now. It’s quieted down. With the experience that I have with my kids, I can put off the surgery for three or four weeks,” Snee said, via the team’s website. “That’s what this life is about. I’m going to go out there; we’re going to have something we can remember forever.”
While most agree that the Pro Bowl game itself is too far from real football to take seriously, Snee’s comments show that there’s another side of the experience for the players selected. There are worse ways to spend time at the end of a long season than heading to Hawaii with your family.
Snee also said that he is taking his career on a year-to-year basis at this point, although he said he’s already decided that he wants to continue playing in 2013. That’s good news for the Giants, who have enough holes to plug on their roster without worrying about how to replace their perennial Pro Bowl right guard.