The New York Giants have announced that offensive lineman David Diehl will undergo surgery today to repair damage done to his right thumb. The procedure will cost Diehl roughly the next six weeks, further weakening an already questionable offensive line.
Diehl was seen at practice Tuesday with a cast on his hand. He then underwent an MRI which revealed the damage, and after further examination surgery was deemed necessary.
Beyond Diehl, the Giants are also without center David Baas, who is out for two to four weeks with his MCL injury. To account for the absences of Diehl and Baas, the Giants have first-round pick Justin Pugh practicing with the first-team offense, while regular guard Kevin Boothe has slid over to center.
This is not good news for Eli Manning or any of the Giants' running backs. Manning is also operating with a banged up Victor Cruz, and Hakeem Nicks is coming off a season largely erased by injury.
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