Giants guard Chris Snee put off hip surgery until after he played in the Pro Bowl and he finally got the operation done earlier this week.
Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Snee had a torn labrum and bone chips in his hip dealt with in a surgery that reportedly went well. No surprise there since we’re still waiting for the first report of an NFL player coming out of a surgery that was botched from the moment the doctor decided that the hip bone was connected to his wristwatch.
Vacchiano reports that it could take as much as six to eight months for a full recovery for Snee, although that timeline is dependent on factors about the severity of the injury and type of surgery that we’re not privy to at present. This isn’t expected to be quite as long a process. Still, there isn’t a timeline specifically designed for Snee at this point and it seems like a fair bet that he’ll be limited at the very least during the team’s spring work.
If it looks like things will stretch much beyond that, the Giants may have to address their depth at guard at some point this offseason.