Giants center David Baas suffered a sprained MCL on his left knee. That forced the Giants to reshuffle their line by shifting David Diehl to left guard, moving left guard Kevin Boothe to center and inserting rookie Justin Pugh at right tackle.
Baas is considered week to week but he believes that he could be ready for their week one match up against the Dallas Cowboys.
“Yeah, I think it is (realistic),” Baas said. “And that’s what I expect, too.”
In case he isn’t the gameplan is ready and Pugh will have 2 preseason games at right tackle under his belt.
“It’s the best way for us to play right now,” Tom Coughlin said, via New York Daily News. “We fortunately have some guys who can play in a lot of different spots. And David Diehl has played in a lot of different spots throughout the course of his career.”
The other offensive lineman are ok with the moves.
“I have always been a team guy first,” Diehl said, “so whatever happens happens. However they do it, however they shuffle it, you manage it.”
“It’s still the preseason,” Boothe said, “so it wouldn’t surprise me to work a bunch of different combinations here in practice this week.”
Baas is going to try his hardest to get back to business.
“I’m just going to do everything I can to get back as fast as I can,” Baas said, “but be smart about it.”