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Jets' Antonio Cromartie does not need hip surgery

By on 1/31/2014 04:30:00 PM

New York Jets cornerback, Antonio Cromartie, will not undergo hip surgery, reports Matt Ehalt of

Bothered by hip issues since fracturing it in 2008 as a San Diego Charger, Cro had a mediocre year tallying only three interceptions.  Described as a hip flexor strain, the injury should not keep Cromartie out of any offseason or preseason workouts.

Cromartie had this to say about the 2013 season and his problematic hip:
It was rough just from the standpoint [of] dealing with my hip flexor injury and trying to figure out what we got to try to do.  I think it was frustrating for me just because I wasn't able to play at a level I needed to play at.  I feel good.  First time since about the second week of the preseason that I feel close to 100 percent.
Earlier this month, Cro claimed he expects to be released by the Gang Green.  Now Cromartie is just focused on getting ready to play in 2014 and where he plays is more of a business decision:
I want to be back. At the end of the day it's a business, and that's how I treat it.  My business is to make sure my body is as healthy as possible, because I got to make sure that if anything goes wrong, that if it goes the opposite way [and] I'm not here, I'm healthy for the next team. 
Seems to me like this is just another salvo by the aging veteran that he is back and ready to play, in New Jersey or anywhere else the crow flies.

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