Giants center David Baas made a quick exit from Sunday night’s preseason game against the Colts with a knee injury. He thinks he could make an equally quick return to action.
Baas said Tuesday he believes he could be back for the regular-season opener against the Cowboys.
“Yeah, I think it is [realistic],” Baas said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “And that’s what I expect, too.”
If Baas can’t play, left guard Kevin Boothe will move to center, right tackle David Diehl will move to left guard, and rookie Justin Pugh will become the starting right tackle.
Boothe believes the team will experiment with other possible combinations in the next two weeks.
While strong defensive line play has been critical to the Giants’ recent Super Bowl runs, steady and consistent offensive line play has been a key ingredient, too. Whatever the combination, it’ll be hard for the Giants to get back to the postseason if they can’t open running lanes or buy sufficient time for Eli Manning.