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Koets is now the glue that holds everyone in position on the offensive line

New York Giants center Adam Koets prepares to

New York Giants center Adam Koets prepares to snap the ball during training camp. (Aug. 3, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Who knew that in Week 5 of this season, the entire shape of the offensive line would be determined by the physical well-being of one Mr. Adam Koets?

Koets, whose injury was the first domino that led to all of the changes on the offensive line today, said he expects to be back on the field tomorrow and is optimistic he’ll be able to play center on Sunday against the Texans.

That would mean that Rich Seubert would move back to guard, David Diehl would move back to tackle, and Shawn Andrews would move back to , well, backup lineman and extra tight end.

“It was just something that happened in the game,” Koets said of his sprained MCL. “It was bothering me a lot yesterday so I got it checked out. When I worked on it today it felt 10 times better than it did yesterday, so that’s a good sign.”

He said the knee is not unstable and assuming the injury keeps improving, playing on Sunday “shouldn’t be a problem.”

With Shaun O’Hara suffering a setback in his rehab from an Achilles injury that turned into bursitis, Koets becomes a very important cog on the Giants’ offensive line.

“No question,” Koets said of his importance due to O’Hara’s injury. “Every week I’m prepared to start and I’m just trying to get ready to go.”


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