Back in late August, longtime Giants offensive lineman David Diehl needed surgery on his right thumb and would be forced to miss six weeks for recovery and rehab time. On Wednesday, the 33-year-old Diehl practiced for the first time for the Giants, the first time since August 21 and worked with the second-team offensive line at right tackle to get back into the flow of things.
The Giants offensive line has been hit with injuries; as center David Baas is currently dealing with a neck injury and right guard Chris Snee is dealing with a hip injury that could force the Giants to shut him down for an indefinite amount of time, as people around the team have said Snee is having trouble moving due to the amount of pain he is in.
During Wednesday's practice, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that his plan was to have Diehl practice through the rest of the week to see what he can handle and if all goes well, could be able to suit up and start for the team on Sunday when they play the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
With the way things are looking right now for the offensive line, changes might end up being a good thing, as they looked downright awful in their last two games; especially their Week 3, 38-0 defeat against the Carolina Panthers in which the offensive line allowed seven sacks of quarterback Eli Manning.
If Snee and Baas are forced to miss the Week 4 game against the Chiefs, which right now is looking like they will, the offensive line that the Giants could be rolling out on Sunday may be Will Beatty at left tackle, James Brewer at left guard, Kevin Boothe at center, Diehl at right guard and Justin Pugh at right tackle.
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