EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert will have surgery to repair a disclosed right kneecap on Tuesday.
The 11-year veteran was injured in the first quarter of the Giants' season-ending 17-14 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Coach Tom Coughlin disclosed that Seubert would have the surgery on Monday as the Giants (10-6) cleaned out their lockers.
Seubert walked through the locker room with the aid of crutches and said he planned to play again next season.
"I'm not going to let an injury end my career," Seubert said. "I love playing football. This is the best I've felt in a few years. So to make it to the end, and then have this happen (stinks). But we've got the best trainers, we've got the best doctors, and I'm not going to say stop."
Seubert broke three bones in his right leg in the 2003 and missed the 2004 season. But this season, he might have been the most valuable player on the offensive line. He started nine games at left guard and seven games at center, with Pro Bowl center Shaun O'Hara out with ankle and foot injuries.
Coughlin knows that Seubert faces a tough rehabilitation. But he expects him to be ready for training camp.
"The doctors think — knowing this young guy and what he has been through — that he'll make the recovery," Coughlin said.