David Baas undergoes tests

Center David Baas is undergoing tests on Monday after aggravating a burner injury during the New York Giants' come-from-behind win over the Cardinals.

Coach Tom Coughlin said he had not spoken with Baas and did not have an update on his starting center during his conference call with reporters.

Burners are generally neck or shoulder injuries that have symptoms of burning or pinching pain, often intense but diminishing quickly. Coughlin and Baas were both vague about where the center was experiencing pain.

However, Coughlin said Baas had suffered the burner injury prior to Sunday's 31-27 win over the Cardinals.

"He's been over getting a series of tests on him, we will have to wait on that one," Coughlin said. "He had a burner (prior to the game)."

Backup center Kevin Boothe replaced Baas in the third quarter. Baas said he hurt himself on a short-yardage play.

"I'm not a doctor so let the medical staff assess it and we will do whatever we can to get out as soon as possible," Baas said on Sunday night after the win.

Coughlin said defensive end Osi Umenyiora appears to have emerged out of the game with no setbacks to his surgically-repaired knee. Umenyiora was on a snaps count and Coughlin said the plan was to play him between 25-to-35 snaps.

Umenyiora, though, ended up playing 39 snaps and had two sacks and a forced fumble, including a sack for a loss of 10 yards on the Cardinals' final drive to force a third-and-11 at the Giants' 39. The Cardinals ended up failing on a fourth down.

"Seemed to come out well," Coughlin said when asked how Umenyiora is doing. "As you can imagine, the game was tight in the fourth quarter and he wanted to go and get in there. He was able to lobby out a few more (snaps) and rightfully so because that big sack was huge in knocking them back out of there."

The Giants hope that they will have both Umenyiora and Justin Tuck playing against the Seahawks next Sunday. Tuck sat out the win over the Cardinals due to pain in his neck lingering from a burner he suffered in the preseason and a strained groin.

"It's day to day," Tuck said of his neck injury during his weekly WFAN radio interview. "It feels better some days than others. You want to try your best to try and let this pain cool down. We are going to try to be smart about this thing to make sure I am healthy or as healthy as can be for the long run."

"We'll take it to the weekend," he added when asked about when he could decide to play against the Seahawks. "Hopefully we will have no setbacks. We had a little setback last week and that kind of held me out of this game. This week we are going to try not to have any setbacks, guard against that whole macho thing that I got to get on the football field. Just be smart with it."

If Baas misses time, Boothe will likely be the starting center.

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.