Baas hopes to return for opener

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

New York Giants center David Baas was hurt during Sunday’s game against the Colts and it looked kind of ugly. Luckily for him it was just a sprained MCL and he shouldn’t miss too much time. Baas says its “realistic” to count on him for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

In the meantime everyone on the line moves over, Kevin Boothe to center, David Diehl to guard and Justin Pugh will take over at right tackle.

Giants center David Baas, who suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee on Sunday, still believes he has a realistic chance to play in the regular season opener in Dallas next month.

“Yeah, I think it is (realistic),” he said. “And that’s what I expect, too.”

Baas added that the injury could have been much worse.

“It’s one of those unfortunate things, part of football,” he said. “The D-tackle and D-end kind of got tangled up on a twist, the D-tackle fell down and rolled, and rolled right into me. It’s one of those I felt the pressure and pulled my leg out as fast as I could. And I’m kind of glad I did because it could have been a lot worse.

“And now it’s just time to get healthy.” (New York Daily News)

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