Sep 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) under center David Baas (64) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.The Eagles defeated The Giants 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants center David Baas has sprained left MCL

The injuries continue to pile up this preseason, this time hitting the New York Giants.

According to Ohm Youngmisuk, center David Baas suffered a sprained left MCL injury in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Confirming other reports that early word is David Baas has a sprained left MCL, which is certainly better than anything involving the ACL.

It’s a much more positive report than the originally feared ACL or PCL injury.

The recovery time for a sprained MCL is usually around two weeks to a month, which would place Baas’ return around Week 1.

Assuming Baas is unable to suit up for the season opener, it’s likely Kevin Boothe would shift from left guard to center.

The Giants will put more emphasis on rookie Justin Pugh this week to prepare him for Baas’ absence.

Baas, who spent the first five seasons of his career with the San Francisco 49ers is considered to be one of the better centers in the league, so the Giants are hopeful for a quick recovery.

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