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(The Sports Xchange) - New York Giants offensive guard Chris Snee announced his retirement Monday after struggling to bounce back from hip and elbow injuries.

Snee, a four-time Pro Bowler who helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, played in the NFL for 10 seasons.

Snee, 32, hoped to recover from elbow surgery and two hip operations over the past two years in time to play an 11th season but was unable to participate in the Giants' minicamp in June.

"To me, he was the best guard in all of football. No doubt," coach Tom Coughlin, who is Snee's father-in-law, said in a statement on the team's website.

Giants running back David Wilson, who was awaiting the results of a CT scan taken on his surgically repaired neck, wrote on Twitter that he is "cleared for everything."

If so, Wilson can join the team on Tuesday for the first day of training camp.

Wilson injured his neck last Oct. 6 in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and missed the rest of the season. He had surgery and participated in some of the team's offseason program in May and June.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning scrambles from the pocket as guard Chris Snee (L) blocks and nose tackle Jay Ratliff (R) pursues in the first half of their NFL football game in Arlington, Texas October 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Stone