Albany, N.Y. -- Cornerback Jason Sehorn will have his right knee irrigated Thursday afternoon, a procedure that will force him to miss the Giants final two preseason games, including Saturday's meeting with the Jets.

Sehorn is expected to return for the September 10 regular season opener in Denver.

Sehorn's knee began to swell last week, forcing him to sit out the Giants victory over Jacksonville. He rested the knee, but the swelling persisted when he returned to practice this week. Sehorn was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Russell Warren and the decision was made to arthroscopically irrigate the knee.

The procedure will take place at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

"I rested the knee for five days," Sehorn said. "I haven't had any pain and I've practiced, but I still had swelling in the knee. After consulting with Dr. Warren last night, we decided the best course of action at this point is to try to flush out whatever particle is causing the swelling. Instead of having the situation linger, I decided to have the procedure done now."

Head coach Jim Fassel said the decision to have the procedure is best for both Sehorn and the Giants.

"It's the smart thing to do," Fassel said. "He tried to rest it, but as soon as he got back on the field he experienced the swelling again. It's best to deal with the situation now and try to resolve it.

"I expect Jason to be back running and practicing no later than the week of the Denver game."

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