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Hakeem Nicks, David Baas underwent offseason surgery

2/22/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The New York Giants passing offense had been stifled last season ever since wide receiver Hakeem Nicks went down in Week 2 with a knee injury.
 
But the New York Giants offense may be back up to its former consistency next season after Hakeem Nicks underwent early offseason arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said on Friday that center David Baas also underwent surgery, although Coughlin wouldn’t go into the specifics of the procedure.
 
Hakeem Nicks initially sustained the knee injury on a long reception in the New York Giants’ 41-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 16th September. However, Hakeem Nicks believed the knee injury occurred in part because he was trying to protect the right foot which he fractured last May.
 
Although Hakeem Nicks played through the injury last season, he seemed to have lost his explosiveness finishing with 53 receptions for 692 yards and three touchdowns, while the New York Giants missed the playoffs.
 
David Baas struggled with hip, elbow, hand, ankle and shoulder injury last season. Despite his health issues, David Baas showed great toughness starting all 16 games for the New York Giants last season. Sources familiar with David Baas’ status claimed the seven-year veteran underwent multiple surgeries, although he could be back in time for training camp.
 
Tom Coughlin also revealed that New York Giants right guard Chris Snee, who underwent arthroscopic surgery to fix a torn labrum and bone spurs in his hip, isn’t expected to take much work load during spring but he will eventually make a “full recovery.” A person familiar with David Snee’s condition believed the 31-year-old will be ready for training camp.
 
But for now, the New York Giants have other things on mind, as Tom Coughlin pointed out there are still roster decisions (including adding depth, restructured contracts and draft needs that have to be discussed by the team.
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