The New York Giants have lost another pivotal player for the season. This time, it was longtime starting center David Baas, who the team placed on the injured reserve list today. He was injured in Monday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Baas was hurt on the last offensive snap of the opening series and never returned to the game:
“I was jacked up,” Baas said. “I almost had to calm myself down, because I was over there taking a couple of snaps with Eli (Manning) and I sent one sailing over his head. That’s all I wanted. That’s what you work for, especially on a Monday night game where you’re so excited to get back and help your team win and you have that confidence that you were going to win. You just go out there and play your heart out and things happen.”
Baas is the second starting offensive lineman to go on injured reserve this season. Starting right guard Chris Snee was placed on I.R. with a hip injury on Oct. 4.