Kicker Troubles For Giants
New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes underwent exploratory knee surgery today.
The initial indications are that Tynes does not have a season-ending injury, as the team had feared. The Giants announced that the procedure revealed no structural damage and Tynes will continue to treat the soreness in his left knee with a rehabilitation program.
But there's no immediate word about how long he'll be sidelined. Tynes was the only kicker on the Giants' roster at the outset of training camp after his overtime field goal in Green Bay in last season's NFC title game got the club into the Super Bowl and he signed a contract extension in the offseason.
The Giants signed Josh Huston when Tynes got hurt.
The best available player at the position is former Giants kicker Jay Feely, a free agent after being released by the Miami Dolphins. Feely connected on 21 of 23 field goal attempts for the Dolphins last season.
Veteran kicker Billy Cundiff also could be a possibility. Cundiff had a recent workout for the Giants but wasn't signed then.
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