Giants guard David Diehl out after thumb surgery

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Wednesday August 21st, 2013

David Diehl will have thumb surgery today. (Jim McIssac/Getty Images) David Diehl will have thumb surgery today. (Jim McIssac/Getty Images)

New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl is expected to miss six weeks after surgery on his right thumb, the team announced Wednesday.

Diehl has spent his entire 10-year career with the Giants and made the Pro Bowl in 2009. He has played mostly tackle throughout his career but was sliding to guard after center David Baas was injured.

He started 10 games for New York last season. Doctors determined that the 33-year-old needed surgery because of instability in the joint.

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