One day after the Giants' juggled their offensive line to compensate for the loss of center David Baas they've been forced to juggle it again. Now it's David Diehl who will be lost long-term because of an "unstable" right thumb. He will need surgery according to the Giants and is expected to be out approximately six weeks. That means the Giants are likely to be missing two of their starting offensive linemen on opening day and Diehl will likely be out until October. Baas could be gone nearly as long with a sprained MCL. The exact injury for Diehl is unknown but he had a cast on his hand on Tuesday when Tom Coughlin described the injury as nothing more than a "nuisance." Clearly it was more serious than that. Diehl was able to practice on Tuesday but on Wednesday morning he had an MRI and was examined by Dr. Robert Hotchkiss at the Hospital for Special Surgery. That's when it was decided the damage was enough to require surgery.
David Diehl needs thumb surgery, Giants expect lineman to be out six weeks
New York Daily News | Aug 21