First the news. Center Shaun O'Hara became the latest in the line of Giants to have offseason surgery. This one was a scope on his left elbow to clean out loose bodies. Recovery time is supposed to be four to six weeks, which means he should be ready to participate in the offseason conditioning program that starts at the end of March.
Now, here's something interesting. Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger wrote a real good story on how the Giants are going to track a sampling of 15 players with Timex' digital heart-rate systems. Such tracking has become almost routine among marathoners and triathletes, but it really hasn't cracked into the realm of team sports.
One of the first things they said at the dedication of the Timex Performance Center -- known here as the Giants' field house -- involved the use of these computerized measuring devices to enhance player training, performance, and safety. It's too early to say if the data will bear any useful fruit, but it's certainly a fascinating concept.
Worth a read.