Osi Umenyiora hoping to play Sunday at Arizona

Help could be on the way for the banged-up New York Giants.

Osi Umenyiora, the disgruntled defensive end who has yet to play this season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in August, could be ready to debut this season. Umenyiora practiced for the first time on Wednesday and was limited in practices Thursday and today.

I feel like I can play," Umenyiora said, according to the New York Daily News. "If they take me on the trip (to Arizona), I'm going to play."

The key for Umenyiora is that he’s no longer suffering from swelling that had plagued his knee earlier this month. He said he feels good but the club has listed him as questionable.

Fellow defensive end Justin Tuck, who has neck and groin issues, practiced today and is also listed as questionable for the game. Tuck said he doesn’t feel good but plans on going to Arizona and playing.

Stay tuned on these book ends.

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