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Center Baas plays waiting game


Center David Baas continues to be sidelined with neck/intense headaches issues, and neither Coach Tom Coughlin nor Baas wants to elaborate until more information is available.

"It's much more serious than a headache, obviously," Coughlin said.  "(The migraine-like headache) was the thing that he brought to the medical people on Sunday. There's a lot more to it than that. He continues to - as a matter of fact, he's having tests even today. He spent most of the last couple of days doing tests. And a lot of that is to try to eliminate things as well. I really don't have any information other than that."

Baas, one of nine Giants players who did not practice today, briefly spoke with reporters in the locker room.

"All that I really have to say is that I have had neck issues," Baas said. "I have been dealing with it pretty much all season. These issues have stemmed into migraine issues and now we are getting a lot of tests done, some evaluations and we will let the medical staff handle all of that and make the right decision. I really want to play football, but my health is very important to me. They will make the best decision.

"The neck issue has been new and like I said, I am just trying to push through it. I am trying to deal with it and the migraine type headaches are new and it is something that is unexpected. I just have to deal with it. We have to deal with it and we have to do what is right for this team and the medical staff is going to make that decision and make the right one."

Baas is a seven-year veteran and first-year Giant. Prior to coming here, he was with the San Francisco 49ers and in the previous five seasons missed only one game, none in the last three years. This season, he missed the Oct. 9 game against Seattle with a burner, the Nov. 6 game at New England with a knee injury and the Packers game.

Baas was asked about the possibility of missing the rest of the season.

"I am not thinking about that at all," he said. "What I am thinking about is this week and I am going to do everything that they want me to do as far as tests and getting stuff checked out and looked at. I am going to be here for meetings and whatever I can as far as getting treatment and go from there.

"We are just still talking to the doctors and figuring out what's going on."

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