O-line could see changes due more to injuries than poor play

Giants guard Chris Snee speaks to the media

Giants guard Chris Snee speaks to the media during a news conference at the team's practice facility. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: AP)

A day after one of the worst showings by the Giants offensive line in some time, two veteran pieces of the group had MRIs to determine if they can continue to play.

Guard Chris Snee and center David Baas, both of whom underwent offseason surgery, were examined on Monday. Snee is coming off hip surgery this offseason while Baas, who missed the opening game with a sprained MCL and had several surgeries in the offseason, was having his neck area looked at.

The Giants may have to reshuffle their offensive line to accommodate those injuries.

“I hope not, but we’ll see,” Tom Coughlin said of making changes based on the results of the tests. “There are things that have to be looked at.”

The Giants’ backups on the line are mostly inexperienced players like James Brewer and Brandon Mosley. But they do have David Diehl waiting to be cleared from his thumb surgery. Diehl is about five weeks into what the Giants predicted would be a six-week rehabilitation and has been taking shadow reps with the team in practices.
 

Tags: Chris Snee , David Baas , Giants , Tom Coughlin

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