Relatively speaking, the New York Football Giants head into Sunday’s contest with the Carolina Panthers healthy. Both teams are winless (0-2) to start the 2013 NFL season, and the loser of this game may have their playoff hopes fatally damaged.
The Giants announced Wednesday that David Diehl will need surgery to repair an unstable right thumb. He is expected to be sidelined six weeks.
With Jason Pierre-Paul still recovering from back surgery in early June, the Giants practiced Wednesday with fellow defensive end Justin Tuck sidelined by an undisclosed back problem.
The Giants have strengthened their Super Bowl title defense through a strong 2012 NFL draft.
The New York Giants filled a need on the offensive line by taking Auburn offensive tackle Brandon Mosley with their second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.