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Diehl enjoying rest after season, hand surgery

David Diehl of the New York Giants poses

David Diehl of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

David Diehl was also at MetLife Stadium today for the Wrestlemania announcement, just a few days after having surgey on his left hand (and posting some gnarly pictures of the screws inserted in his bones on Twitter).

"I'm feeling good," Diehl said. "I'm resting up, relaxing and before you know it, we'll be back at work ready to roll again."

That happens on April 16, when voluntary workouts begin. Diehl said that his hand won't be an issue by then.

"I'll be all good," he said. "I'm happy. This is the time to heal up and rest, anyway. I'm looking forward to getting started again and getting rolling here pretty soon."

Diehl started the first 10 games of the season at left guard, and then moved to left tackle after Will Beatty suffered a detached retina. He's been the starting left tackle for the last two Super Bowl runs. Where will he play in 2012? That's hard to say. Beatty will be back and likely return to his job at left tackle. One possibility is right tackle, where Kareem McKenzie is a free agent.

"Who’s going to be in? That’s part of the evaluation process," general manager Jerry Reese said last week. "We don’t know who’s going to be the five who will walk on the field as the starters for us next year, but we do have some good players, we think, in our offensive line. We have some young players that we like as well. We’ll see how that goes, but I do think we’ll have a good core of those players coming back to put in there."

Diehl among them.


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