Pro Bowl center Shaun O’Hara, out the last six games with a Lisfranc sprain in his foot, expects to play on Sunday when the New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles with first place on the line in the NFC East. The Giants are officially listing him as questionable.
“He’s had good work and we’ll see,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “We’re always looking at the next day to see how the guys recover.”
Provided O’Hara suffers no setbacks between now and Sunday he appears likely to start at center with Rich Seubert moving back to guard. With David Diehl having returned to the lineup at left tackle last week this will be the first time since early in the season that the original Giants starting offensive line will be together.
“I feel good. I feel relevant again, which is nice. I’m looking forward to being with my teammates and contributing,” O’Hara said. “don’t think I’d say I’m healed. I think it’s to the point now where I don’t know how much better it’s going to get and it’s just where we just have to go. I don’t think I can wait much longer. The season will be over. It’s now or never and I’ve been managing pain all year so it’s nothing new.”
Coughlin also said that reserve lineman Shawn Andrews practiced Friday and will be listed as questionable, as will linebacker Michael Boley and wide receiver Devin Thomas. Wide receiver Mario Manningham (hip) also practiced and Coughlin said he was “a little bit better.” He is listed as probable With Steve Smith out for the season Manningham will start Sunday opposite Hakeem Nicks.