EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants have placed starting center David Baas on injured reserve after he sustained his third injury this season.

Baas, a former 49er, hurt his left knee for the second time in 2012 on the final play of the opening series in the Giants 23-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings, their first victory of the season. The nine-year veteran hurt the knee in the preseason and also suffered a neck injury that caused him to miss three other games. He played in only three of the seven games.

Third-year pro Jim Cordle will replace Baas, who is in his third season with New York.

Baas re-injured his knee on Monday night when he was leg-whipped by a linebacker. He is the second starting offensive lineman to go on injured reserve. Right guard Chris Snee was lost for the season with a hip injury on Oct. 4.

Baas was the 49ers' second-round pick out of Michigan in 2005 and left San Francisco after the 2010 season, signing a free-agent deal with the Giants.



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