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Snee nearly collapsed on field

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws as teammate Chris

Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws as teammate Chris Snee holds back Seattle's Craig Terrill in the first half. (Nov. 7, 2010) Credit: AP

Here’s one of the few times you’ll ever get an offensive lineman to admit that he held someone:

Chris Snee, who suffered a concussion against the Seahawks a little over two weeks ago, said he was in such bad shape coming off the field in the fourth quarter of that game that he had to grab onto the official in order to keep from falling over.

“It was scary to think that you’re going to pass out on the field and the headaches and all and the week of fog that I was in, it was not fun,” Snee said today. “But I got cleared and I’m ready to go.”

Snee said he took a “pretty good shot” to the head early in the game and had a headache for most of the contest. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter – when he appeared to ding helmets with Ahmad Bradshaw – that he started feeling dizzy.

“I think it just caught up with me,” Snee said of the earlier hit. “I kept playing. I bumped it later on, which I think pushed it over. I remember grabbing onto the referee because otherwise I was going down.”

Snee was cleared to return to practice early last week, but since the Giants had a bye there was no practice to return to until today. He did say that he’s glad for the timing of the bye because he might have been concerned about returning to action if there was a game yesterday.

“If I had to go out last week and play I probably would have been a little worried about it but I had an extra week to heal and there’s no contact really until Sunday so I’m confident,” he said. “I passed all my tests last week and I’ve been headache free for over a week now so everything is good.”


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