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New York Giants Offseason 2012: Osi Umenyiora Tweets About Needing A Wheelchair In Future, Involved In Trade Rumor

Osi Umenyiora tweeted Tuesday that he expects to be in a wheelchair by the age of 45 because of his time in the NFL, but said during an Outside the Lines special on ESPN that the Tweet was just an exaggeration -- or, at least, he hopes.

"Its an awesome game and has done a lot for me, but i know when im 45 there is a strong chance il be in a wheelchair," Umenyiora tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

Long-term effects of concussions have become magnified during the years as scientists learn more about them, and last week's suicide of Junior Seau only heightened the concerns.

Umenyiora's name was included Tuesday in a trade rumor that had the Baltimore Ravens offering a third-round draft pick in exchange for New York's talented defensive end.

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