O'Hara's Ready

As Shaun O'Hara walked to his locker, which was surrounded by a swarm of media, he cracked to no one in particular, 'what, did I have a heart attack?'

No, it was only an infection on O'Hara's foot that led to his being hospitalized, but when you're the starting center on one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, you better get used to all the attention.

O'Hara returned to practice Thursday after spending two nights at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he was treated for an infection between the last two toes on his left foot.

"A hospital is no place for a professional athlete to spend 40 hours staring at a wall," O'Hara said. "So I was happy to get out of there. But they took every precaution. I can't sit here and say it wasn't serious, but it wasn't life threatening, by any means. So it is something that I have been dealing with for the last couple of weeks and it just kind of flared up before the game and got worse. So we wanted to just kind of nip it in the bud and make sure it doesn't become an issue later on."

O'Hara played with the infection in Cleveland, though he said it did not affect his performance.

"I don't really think it was that big of a deal," he said. "It was just something that kind of flared up and just kind of became infected. So I was glad that we were able to take care of it and get the right medicine and really the best medicine to get at that point is through intravenous method. Being in the hospital was the best place to be."

O'Hara participated fully in practice.

"He took every snap," Coach Tom Coughlin said. "He did a good job."

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