posted on Nov, 9 2004 @ 04:25 PM
Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is done for the year and will be joined on the inactive list for the remainder of the season by the team's other
starting defensive end Keith Washington.
Strahan told FOXSports.com that his worst fears were confirmed when an MRI showed a tear of his pectoral muscle.
"I'm getting surgery on Wednesday," said Strahan after meeting with the team doctor to review his MRI. "I guess my season is over. It's not partial
like we had hoped."
Strahan, the NFL's all-time single-season sacks leader, was hurt Sunday in the third quarter of a 28-21 loss to the Chicago Bears. The 12-year veteran
reached out with his arm to attempt a tackle on Anthony Thomas and his arm was bent back as the running back cut inside.
In addition, FOXSports.com has also learned that Washington tore his ACL and will be out for the year as well. Losing one starting defensive end in a
game is tough but to lose both starters including one All-Pro is nothing short of a nightmare for defensive coordinator Tim Lewis.
Strahan's absence will mark the first time he has missed a game since 1995 — an incredible streak for anybody, much less a defensive lineman.
Washington has 17 tackles this season but has been extremely dependable flanking the other side of the line from Strahan.
Osi Umenyiora and Lance Legree finished Sunday's game at defensive end.