Giants RG Chris Snee Placed On Injured Reserve
By Allen Kim
The New York Giants offensive line has been battered this year, and things are only going to get worse after the team announced that they would be placing RG Chris Snee on injured reserve. Snee is set to undergo hip surgery, and the team will be losing him for the rest of the 2013 season.
The Giants just can’t catch a break. They’re in danger of losing C David Baas to injured reserve with neck surgery a possibility, and the Giants may not be done making moves after they just traded for LB Jon Beason.
“I’ve always been a guy that, by Friday, could suit up and play,” Snee said. “I was kind of secretly hoping I’d wake up and things would feel differently, I would respond to the treatment and the medicine. It just didn’t happen. It’s frustrating. It’s just a new situation for me. I’ve always been able to play through things. Sometimes things nobody knew about, things that I kept to myself. But I had to be honest with everyone, because it really got to the point where I was doing no good, to be honest.”
Snee signed a six-year, $41.25 million contract with the Giants back in 2008, and 2014 is the final year of his deal. He’s owed $6.95 million next season, but the final year is voidable. Unless the 31-year-old opts to take a pay cut, this could be the last time he suits up for the Giants. He turns 32 in January, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he decides to retire.
“That’s not something I’m thinking about right now,” Snee said regarding retirement. “I’m honestly just trying to get over the frustration of this and deal with surgery and deal with rehab. I’ll think about that later.
“I’ll see Dr. Kelly tomorrow and we’ll discuss what the next step is. But I’ve done everything I can to get this hip right and it’s just not where it needs to be for me to play at the level I want to play at. That’s where we’re at. I’m not going to get into what happened or why it happened. I’ve played a lot of games for this team and had a lot of wear on this body. If I was able to play through something I would.”