Miami Dolphins linebacker Junior Seau is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery today in San Diego for a torn pectoral muscle suffered during Monday night's loss to the New York Jets.
Seau, 35, said during a news conference yesterday that he hopes to play next season but can't be certain that the injury won't end his 15-year NFL career. He was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection for the San Diego Chargers before being traded to the Dolphins last year for a draft pick.
"I never thought I would be walking away with a sling, and that doesn't sit well with me,'' Seau said. "As far as what I may do in the future, if you ask me today, I'm going to say yes [to playing again]. But it will be assessed after everything is said and done.''
* COWBOYS: Arlington, Tex., voters approved a proposition Tuesday to fund half of a proposed $650 million stadium for the Dallas Cowboys through increases in the city's sales tax, hotel-occupancy tax and car-rental tax. The 75,000-seat, retractable-roof stadium will replace the 33-year-old Texas Stadium in Irving as the Cowboys' home. The new stadium is scheduled to open in 2009 near Ameriquest Field in Arlington, where baseball's Texas Rangers play.
* GIANTS: Starting center Shaun O'Hara rejoined New York after being released from a Manhattan hospital Tuesday. O'Hara missed Sunday's win at Minnesota and was hospitalized for five nights after developing a staph infection in his left leg last week that developed, he told reporters, from a calf bruise and a case of athlete's foot. Doctors were able to keep the potentially fatal infection from entering his bloodstream and attacking other parts of his body, O'Hara told reporters. He did not practice yesterday and it was unclear whether he will play Sunday against the Bears.
* EAGLES: Tailback Brian Westbrook participated in portions of Philadelphia's practice, but it seemingly remained a long shot that he will return to the lineup for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh. Westbrook (from DeMatha High) missed Sunday's triumph over the Baltimore Ravens after suffering a cracked rib and a strained rib-cage muscle during a game the previous weekend at Cleveland.