NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractures bone in foot, will have surgery and be sidelined 12 weeks Surgery on fifth metatarsal in right foot is scheduled for Friday By Ebenezer Samuel / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 4:58 PM
Hakeem Nicks has told the Giants that he is a fast healer. And now, coach Tom Coughlin is desperately hoping that his star receiver is right.
That’s because of what happened on Thursday morning, in the early moments of the Giants’ second voluntary workout this offseason. While running a route during individual drills, Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
“All of a sudden, he started limping,” Coughlin said in an interview on NFL Network. “I thought he rolled his ankle over; well, it wasn’t his ankle.”
Nicks will have surgery on Friday in Charlotte, N.C., where foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson will insert a screw into the injured bone. The injury came just one day after cornerback Brian Witherspoon re-tore his ACL during defensive back drills in the Giants’ first workout of this offseason.
Nicks, 24, is expected to be sidelined for three months, and Coughlin said he’s hopeful that the wideout will be back in time for the Giants’ season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 5
July 29, 2012 1:15 PM Nicks still on track for mid-August return BY Ebenezer Samuel (UPDATED: 5:50 p.m. with Nicks' practice run notes)
ALBANY – He’s watched Victor Cruz get serenaded to “Cruuuuz!” chants, seen Jerrel Jernigan start to blossom and watched Domenik Hixon make a comeback.
This is all Hakeem Nicks has been able to do throughout the first few days of Giants training camp, and the wideout admits that it’s made him a bit “antsy.” But in just a few weeks, that’s all going to change.
Nicks, who is still recovering from the foot fracture he suffered in the spring, said Sunday that a return midway through next month “sounds about right,” and his rehab is exactly where the Giants expected.
“Definitely,” he said. “No setbacks, everything is going the way we planned. We’re just sticking to the things that doctors and trainers told us to do.”
That plan had Nicks making incremental improvements on Sunday. While his teammates practiced at the University of Albany, Nicks worked through some light running drills. He was able to sprint forward, stop quickly and backpedal across the field. He also did some light change-of-direction work.
He’s been running on the grass the past few days, he said, and he plans to start cutting hard soon.
NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks on target to play in the season opener 'Everything’s been going good,' Nicks said. 'I’ve been running every day, no setbacks, feeling good, getting better.' By Ralph Vacchiano / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:23 PM Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 11:33 PM
ALBANY — Hakeem Nicks took another big step towards playing in the season opener when he tested out his injured foot on Tuesday afternoon by running pass routes on a side field during practice.
Nicks, who broke his right foot in May, has been doing some straight-ahead running and running in circles, but he hasn’t tested his foot by cutting in and out while a trainer threw him passes.
If all continues to go well, Tom Coughlin said Nicks will “probably” need another week of working on the side before the Giants consider activating him from the physically unable to perform list and letting him practice.
Nicks, meanwhile, said he’s on track to play on Sept. 5.
“Definitely still on target,” Nicks said. “Everything’s been going good. I’ve been running every day, no setbacks, feeling good, getting better.”
NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks comes off the PUP list Wideout no longer physically unable to perform, will return to practice Tuesday. By Ralph Vacchiano / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 2:03 AM
ALBANY — Hakeem Nicks took a big step toward playing in the regular-season opener when he passed his physical on Monday and was removed from the physically unable to perform list.
Nicks, the Giants’ No. 1 receiver, had been on the list all summer due to a broken bone in his foot that he suffered in a practice on May 24. He had surgery the next day to have a screw put in the broken bone and was expected to be out 12 weeks.
Now, 11 weeks and four days later, Nicks is ready to practice with the Giants on Tuesday in their final practice of training camp at the University at Albany. Nicks will be “limited” in his first three practices, but that couldn't dampen his enthusiasm about getting back on the field.
“I’m very excited about that,” he said. “They’re letting me know that by the beginning of next week I can start doing some stuff with the team — individual (drills) and stuff like that .”
Nicks has been running routes on a side field with trainers throwing him passes for about a week.
He said his foot “feels good” and he believes he is on track to be on the field on Sept. 5 against the Cowboys.
As a starting WR in a 5000 yard passing game which doesn't really feature the RBs or TEs too much, he is a pretty solid WR. I would have loved to draft him but my picks have been too high/too low to get him. Would be okay with him as my WR1 if I had top three studs at at least two other positions, and would be thrilled to have him as a WR2.
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NICKS SET FOR PHILLY By Ebenezer Samuel / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, September 24, 2012, 10:19 PM
Hakeem Nicks missed the game he badly wanted to play last week.
But thanks to that, he’s almost certain to play in a far more important game this Sunday.
On Monday, Nicks said he “definitely” plans on suiting up against the Eagles. Nicks, who continues to battle pain and soreness after breaking his right foot in May, should be well-rested for the pivotal NFC East clash, after missing Thursday’s blowout win in Carolina.
“The body is feeling pretty good right about now,” Nicks said.
Nicks said he badly wanted to play against the Panthers. The fourth-year wideout was born in Charlotte and attended North Carolina, and he said he had “a lot of family going there to watch me play.”