Michael Boley and Meniscus Tears and Repairs

Posted: 6th October 2009 by Marc Silberman in NFL
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New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley is expected to be sidelined for a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday to "repair" a "partially" torn meniscus. The injury apparently happened during this past Sunday's game against Kansas City, although Boley did not miss a snap and made five solo tackles with one sack. Signed as a free agent in February after four years with Atlanta, Boley played three games this season and is the team's third-leading tackler with 15 stops, including 13 solo. Quiz: If you were in the NFL, what would you rather have: a meniscus tear or an ACL tear? First, a lesson in Sports Medicine History and Nomenclature 101: There are two types of cartilage in the knee.á The articular cartilage is the lining of the joint and the meniscus are the "c ...

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