Tynes underwent hernia surgery, minor procedures on ankle, heel

April, 29, 2011
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New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes showed up at the practice facility and received treatment on the first day that players are allowed to do so since the lockout was lifted.

Tynes said he underwent hernia surgery after the season and also had minor procedures done to clean up his left ankle and right heel.

"A bunch of clean-up stuff," Tynes said. "No surgery is minor, but they were all pretty relatively small-type deal. I am not hurting half as much as all these other guys, but I felt like I had to get it taken care of to be pain-free."

Tynes said he didn't plan on starting to kick until a month from now. But it was nice to be back at the Timex Performance Center. Tynes joined Rocky Bernard, Kareem McKenzie, D.J. Ware, Brian Jackson, Devin Thomas, Victor Cruz and Ramses Barden as Giants who visited the facility.

"Just said hi and hopefully I'll see you Monday," Tynes said of the uncertainty with the impending NFL appeal. "That is pretty much the sentiment now. Hopefully [we] can come back Monday. It was good to be back. Home is fun but four months at home, you like to come to work.

"The one thing you really miss out on is the expertise in the training room,” Tynes added. "I am far enough along that I feel good. I am still rehabbing. You just miss coming here, the accessibility of the field, to kick, and I had a great lunch. I definitely missed it."
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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