The New York Giants offensive line woes will likely continue, and the injuries to Chris Snee and David Baas have been tough to deal with. Rumor is that both players will miss the Giants upcoming rivalry game against the Philadelphia Eagles, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets that both David Baas and Chris Snee are “unlikely to play” after not practicing today. Both bitter NFC East rivals are 0-4 to start the season, and the Giants will hope that both veteran, starting interior offensive linemen can beat the odds and play.
32-year-old center David Baas can simply be described as a solid player, and the New York Giants are sorely missing the man in the middle. He has only played in two games this season and is currently suffering from a neck injury, but he missed Week 1 with a different injury (MCL sprain).
Meanwhile, long-time New York Giants starting right guard Chris Snee has a more serious injury, and it is possible that his hip injury could cost him his entire season. The 31-year-old Boston College product was injured in the loss against the Carolina Panthers, and he was having a terrible year to start the season (along with the rest of the line) prior to the injury. The hip injury looked significant from the get-go, and there is no doubt in my mind that we’ll see him miss another game this week. The only question is whether or not Snee can avoid a trip to the injured reserve list, which is something that is likely in the cards at this point. Both of these injuries have had a hugely negative effect on both David Wilson and Eli Manning, and we can only hope that there will finally be good news on both players. But at this point, good news is difficult to come by for Giants fans, and this report from Vacchiano contains no information to make us optimistic on the statuses of either lineman.