Due to his surgically repaired elbow, 32-year-old right guard Chris Snee was held out of team drills Tuesday and may not participate at all during Minicamp (ESPN, June 17).
Snee recognizes the importance of returning at the start of the season completely healthy, so as he recovers not only from elbow surgery but also from hip surgery, he’s being cautious:
“You saw what the [San Antonio] Spurs did, right? Rested some older guys? We’re following that blueprint,” Snee joked. “Everything’s been good so far. But at this point in my career, if they say, ‘Take a breather,’ I’m going to take a breather.”
Snee was on the field for the entirety of practice on Tuesday but mainly worked on the side with team trainers. He said his hips are feeling great, but the elbow requires more care – as was planned all along.
Though his elbow surgery was more involved than Snee thought it would be, he hopes to be ready to go for training camp next month.
“The plan with him is to see if we can get the elbow right so that he feels comfortable and confident,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “We won’t be in a rush in that regard. He’s played enough that we can get him healthy and get him right back to where he was. We know what we have there.”