Chris Snee had hip surgery, no return date set


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.

6 responses to “Chris Snee had hip surgery, no return date set

  1. As a Giants fan, I hope this is why Snee had a down year, and the surgery repairs the problem and he is back to normal. The thing I do not understand is if this could possibly take 6-8 months to fix, why he didn’t get surgery immediately after the season or a few weeks after. I guess the Hawaii vacation is fun, but I would have liked to see him skip the Pro Bowl and get this surgery a little sooner. Hopefully this is all about nothing and he’ll be 100% come August.

  2. Not sure of his specific reasoning but do know that Pro Bowl is good to have ones resume and also may help meeting some financial escalators tied into many players contracts.

  3. Sounds like the same surgery that is putting A-Rod out until after July. If Snee got his surgery done a month later than A-Rod, sounds like Snee should return in August.

  4. As pointed out above, Chris Snee went to the Pro Bowl. Why? Not why did a guy with an injured hip who needed surgery go to the Pro Bowl, but why did a guy who had such a poor season go to the Pro Bowl? He must have felt a bit out of place.

  5. One would think, with his father-in law Coughlin, for his poor 2012, and “all in” attitude, he should have had surgery.
    Free trip with his family 1st and maybe his last year, at 31, he’s on his way out.
    all pro? come on!

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