Giants safety undergoes knee surgery

, Last Updated: 6:12 AM ET

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Ticker) -- New York Giants strong safety Shaun Williams will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his left knee Thursday.

The procedure to repair a tear to the lateral meniscus was performed by team physician Dr. Russell Warren at The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Williams injured the knee in practice Friday.

It marks the second straight season-ending injury for Williams. He missed the final six games of the 2003 campaign due to a right knee injury.

New York already has lost starting free safety Omar Stoutmire to a torn ACL suffered in the preseason.

A first-round pick in 1998, Williams started 58 straight games -- 32 at free safety and 26 at strong safety - before his injury last year.


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