EAST RUTHERFORD - The referee was all he had to hold onto, so Chris Snee reached out and grabbed him to prevent himself from collapsing on the field.
The right guard had played with a headache for most of the Oct. 9 loss to Seattle after taking a "pretty good shot early on." But after bumping helmets with teammate Ahmad Bradshaw in the fourth quarter, he could no longer even stand on his own.
Snee had suffered his first concussion.
"It was scary to think that you're going to pass out on the field," he said. "The headaches and just the week of fog that I was in was not fun."
Snee returned to practice Monday after being cleared last week by neurologists according to the NFL's concussion protocol. He has been symptom-free for a week, he said, no longer suffering from headaches or sensitivity to light and noise.
He was forced to miss the Oct. 16 victory over Buffalo.
Snee was just one of the reinforcements who returned from injury, as five others joined him in the Giants' first wo...