Ever since injuring his knee in the second week of the preseason against the Indianapolis Colts last month, New York Giants starting center David Baas has been focusing on getting back for the regular season.
Baas was unable to play for the Giants this past Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, as Kevin Boothe played at center and James Brewer stepped in to play left guard. Baas took a major step in the right direction as he returned to the Giants practice and is extremely hopeful of being able to suit up and play for the first time against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, as he told Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger.
"That's my plan," Baas said. "Today was a big step forward and we're just going to keep monitoring it day by day. Last week, it didn't work out, I prepared myself like I was going to play. This week, I'm going to do the exact same thing."
Baas will continue to test his MCL in practice to see if he can fully go on Sunday afternoon against the Broncos. If he is able to, it would give the Giants their first chance to see what the starting offensive line can do playing together in 2013. During Wednesday's practice, Baas really felt good about what he was able to do in the field.
"I feel like we definitely made some progress today," he said.
When Baas went down with the injury back on August 18, the original timetable for the injury was 3-6 weeks. Currently, this is the third week of that original said timetable, so if Baas can get back on the field and play for the Giants, then all of the hard work he had been doing to get back healthy would have paid off, as the Giants are looking to avoid starting off the season 0-2.
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