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Osi Umenyiora returns back to training

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New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has return back to the field for the first time on Wednesday, after sustained ankle injury on 28th November New Orleans Saints.

The 30-year-old Osi Umenyiora is likely to play next game against Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Sunday 1st January at 8:20 pm ET. Umenyiora has return back to action on Thursday, after missing four consecutive games with ankle injury, where he has taken part in the individual drills and early portion of practice open. Giants’ defensive end Dave Tollefson said Umenyiora is crucial player in his team and he is hungry to come back into the side for the next game this week end.

Osi Umenyiora has begin training along with his teammates on 15th August, after coming back from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and had played his first game in October 2nd against Arizona Cardinals at Phoenix. The defensive end Umenyiora was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month, after recording 18 tackles (10 solo), 7.0 sacks including six forced fumbles in the Giants’ four October wins.

The 6-feet-3-inch Umenyiora has made 11.5 sacks for the year and combined 16 forced fumbles along with his teammate Justin Tuck. Umenyiora said he is very happy to return back into the team for next game against Dallas Cowboys this weekend at MetLife Stadium.

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