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Sunday, January 3, 2010
Source: Tuck to have labrum repaired

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New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck will undergo surgery in the next week or so to repair a shoulder injury he sustained in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, a source close to the situation told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

After surgery for the torn labrum, Tuck was expected to be in a sling for about a month before rehabbing for two to three months, the source said. Tuck was expected to make a full recovery well before next season's training camp.

Tuck sat out practice Thursday with a swollen knee but was active for Sunday's finale for the Giants (8-7) at Minnesota.

Cowboys offensive tackle Flozell Adams was penalized and later fined for tripping Tuck on the play he injured his shoulder. Tuck was knocked out of the game but returned the next week.

Tuck played at about 50 percent for the first few games after the injury, and since has been about 75 percent, sources close to Tuck told Schefter.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press was used in this report.