Not only did the New York Giants fall to the Indianapolis Colts 20-12 on Sunday night, but they also lost starting center David Baas for what could be up to 3-6 weeks after reportedly suffering a sprained MCL.
Baas suffered the injury in the first quarter when he was rolled up on from behind. Initially, it appeared as if it were an ankle injury, but after being worked on on the sideline, Baas was taken for x-rays (negative) and the team subsequently announced it was a sprain. However, Baas is likely to undergo an MRI and additional tests on Monday to determine if there was any additional damage.
In his three years with the Giants, Baas has been completely unable to stay healthy. He's suffered a wide variety of injuries — playing through most — and even had "multiple surgeries" this offseason, including one on his elbow. In the past, he's also dealt with hip, shoulder, ankle and hand issues.
With Baas' availability for week one now in jeopardy, the Giants may have to shuffle their offensive line, moving Kevin Boothe to center, David Diehl to left guard and Justin Pugh to right tackle. But, then again, that's just an early guess.
Head coach Tom Coughlin will likely update the severity of Baas' injury on Tuesday.
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