The news on the New York Giants just keeps getting worse, and it sounds like Chris Snee has a good chance of hitting the injured reserve today, as FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo reports that Snee will “likely” hit the injured reserve today. Per Garafolo, Snee will have surgery on his hip injury following placement on the I.R., and he reports that Snee’s attempts to rehab from this injury have been unsuccessful. The hope was that the Giants starting right guard would be able to rehab his way back, but it was becoming clear that surgery would be the necessary option.
Snee is a veteran in this league, but at 31, I don’t think this hip injury is going to cause him to retire. He does, however, badly need surgery, and he was fully expected to miss this week’s game. This news is just the latest blow to the New York Giants offensive line, which has been downright putrid this year. The injuries to David Bass (not as severe, but he’s also expected to miss another game this week) and Chris Snee have caused breakdowns on the interior, while an awful start to the season from usually reliable left tackle Will Beatty has caused a high amount of pressure to hit Eli Manning from the outside.
Although Snee didn’t play well this year when healthy, he’s clearly better than the Giants backups, and he will be missed if he needs surgery. I think it’s almost a certainty that Snee will hit the injured reserve, because he hasn’t made much progress at all following his injury against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3.