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Baas’ season in doubt because of migraines

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The neck injury to Giants center David Baas is causing “migraine-like” headaches that could potentially end his season.  (The Steelers approve of the term “migraine-like.”)

“I really want to play football, but my health is very important to me,” Baas said Wednesday via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “They’re going to make the best decision.”

Baas’ availability for this week’s game in Dallas sounds unlikely at best. Nine Giants missed practice Wednesday, including six starters.

It’s fair to wonder if the Giants have reached the tipping point with all their injuries. Then again, a lot of folks thought they reached that point in the preseason.

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18 Responses to “Baas’ season in doubt because of migraines”
  1. luckynumberlucas says: Dec 8, 2011 9:14 AM

    He probably looked in the mirror and that’s what caused the migraines…

  2. cardiovascularendurance says: Dec 8, 2011 9:33 AM

    If your health is very important to you, you probably shouldn’t consider a career that a) requires you to be 300+ lbs, and b) requires you pound your head into another 300+ lb guy 50 times a game.

  3. jbl429 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:40 AM

    The Giants just can’t seem to catch a break with their health this year. They’re lucky they’ve managed to stay competitive, just look at how injuries has hurt other teams (STL, CHI). The main reason they’re still competitive is probably because Eli has remained healthy and is playing well enough to keep the Giants in just about every game this season.

  4. drobstad says: Dec 8, 2011 9:40 AM

    He is looking like Reese’s worst signing of his tenure… and this is coming from a huge Reese supporter

  5. bray72 says: Dec 8, 2011 9:47 AM

    Nice going, PFT, to again disrespect the Steelers for their CORRECT description of Polamalu’s condition. There was NO concussion as was later determined by competent neurologists.

    I guess you would expect the coaches to properly diagnose injuries during and directly after the game, right?

  6. dccowboy says: Dec 8, 2011 9:47 AM

    8 Cowboys missed practice yesterday, including 5 starters — quit the whining

  7. east96st says: Dec 8, 2011 9:48 AM

    “He probably looked in the mirror and that’s what caused the migraines…”

    I pray you’re either 11 years old or sterile. Otherwise, your comment is really worrisome.

  8. gcsuk says: Dec 8, 2011 9:50 AM

    Another week, another Giants IR story. Been this way since the pre-season.

    People can mock the Giants and their “2nd Half collapses” all they want, but I defy any other team to deal with the sheer number of injuries they have had this season and still remain competitive, let alone 2nd place in their division.

  9. dbones750 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:03 AM

    He probably looked in his wallet and said, I’d like to be alive to spend these…

  10. hus10188 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:06 AM

    Coach Coughlin takes this team to the playoffs, he’s hand down coach of the year. Playing a bunch of street free agents and 6 and 7 rounders at LB. Plus guys like Blackburn and Blackmon are playing substantial minutes days after coming off the couch.
    Oh BTW, we’ve damn near lost a whole team.


    Bradshaw (missed 4 weeks)
    Andrews (IR) – Koets (IR)- Baas (all signs IR)- Beatty (IR)

    Manningham (all signs IR) Hixon (IR)

    Osi(3weeks)- Marvin Austin (IR)- Kennedy (Susp.) – Tuck (dinged up in presason, never been right all year.)

    Sintim(IR) – Goff (IR) – Boley/Herzlich

    Terell Thomas (IR) – Chad Jones – Kenny Phillips (sprained MCL now) – Bruce Johnson (IR) /Prince (missed 10 weeks)

    Other players that have been dinged up over the course of the season and missed time. Snee, Jacobs, Tuck, Osi, Baas, Herzlich, Hynoski, Coe……

    —What other team stands a chance to make the post season with that many loss of players? Maybe the packers but to still be in with a shout of winning the division is nothing short of amazing.

  11. faultylogic29 says: Dec 8, 2011 10:43 AM

    “They’re going to make the best decision.”

    For something like this, shouldn’t HE make the best decision?

  12. bigbluelou says: Dec 8, 2011 11:28 AM

    This signing just brought in younger center to replace Shuan O’Hara. But it is what it is. I think one of the most underrated and best “signings” was resigning Kevin Boothe this year. I mean, how good has this guy been? Playing the guard positions and center at various times this season.

  13. nineroutsider says: Dec 8, 2011 11:33 AM

    Glad the 9ers let this cat walk…

    Hope he gets well!

  14. mrjackson206 says: Dec 8, 2011 11:44 AM

    Lol @ Bass thinking he was going to the better team when he signed with the Giants.

  15. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 8, 2011 12:22 PM

    Baas means bust in German.

  16. east96st says: Dec 8, 2011 1:05 PM

    “Lol @ Bass thinking he was going to the better team when he signed with the Giants.”

    Really? When exactly did he say that? I think everyone thought he went where more money was being offered. Plus, given the recent history of the 9ers, hard to argue with that thought back in August. Sounds like someone got a little bitter pulling his leg muscles jumping onto the bandwagon.

  17. rugdog100 says: Dec 8, 2011 1:32 PM

    It took Mayo Clinic over a year to come up with the right treatment for Percy Harvin. He had migranes since he was about 10 years old – migrane free this year.

  18. jerzeegiant says: Dec 8, 2011 1:45 PM

    Baas sucks I’m sorry! We just have never looked right with him at center. I much prefer Boothe over Baas at this point. I sometimes think why not resign O’hara as a stop gap to get us through the season he should be healed up enough by now to at least backup and obviously knows the system.

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