The off-season is a time for maintenance. A time for players to get right and get ready for the next season. For the New York Giants, it means time for some players to get some off-season surgeries. Dave Baas, Chris Snee and Hakeem Nicks all went under the knife.
Snee underwent hip surgery this past week. His hip issues really came to a head after the Super Bowl last year, even though it was okay enough for him to play last season. He needed to get it done this off-season for him to be able to play in 2013. The good news for the Giants is that he’s going to come back and be able to play. Pro Bowl guards are hard to come by, and Snee has been one of the best.
Baas apparently had multiple surgeries. Head coach Tom Coughlin wouldn’t say where he got surgery. He had hip, shoulder and neck injuries throughout the season, so your guess is as good as mine.
Nicks had arthroscopic knee surgery. Nicks had knee and foot issues throughout the season which started even before training camp, when he had foot surgery. The Giants are a better offense when he and Victor Cruz are at 100%. Just look at their Super Bowl run.
The Giants are going to need all three of these players at full strength if they want to get back to the post-season. Each are important parts of a Giants offense that is going to look a little bit different in 2013.