New York Giants guard Chris Snee plans on participating in this year’s Pro Bowl even though he needs to undergo offseason hip surgery.
Snee has decided to postpone the surgery until after next week’s game so he can enjoy some time in Hawaii with his family.
“That’s why I’m going,” Snee said today after a workout in the Timex Performance Center. “The experiences that I’ve had with my kids and my wife and just meeting all the guys; it’s something I couldn’t pass up on. You only get so many of those opportunities in life and I’m going to cherish every one of them.
“This hip – it feels fine now. It’s quieted down. With the experience that I have with my kids, I can put off the surgery for three or four weeks. That’s what this life is about. I’m going to go out there; we’re going to have something we can remember forever.”
Snee and his wife, Kate, have three sons: Dylan (9), Cooper (6) and Walker (2½). This is his fourth Pro Bowl – third in Hawaii – so they have mapped out a full schedule.
“(Dylan) remembers the first time,” Snee said. “He’s like, ‘Dad, I want to go back here, I want to go back there.’ Being nine, that’s old enough where he’ll remember this forever. To me, that’s special and that’s an experience in life that I can’t pass up.”