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No Lisfranc injury for Nicks

Unlike his predecessor, Giants rookie receiver Hakeem Nicks has dodged a bullet.

Nicks doesn’t have a Lisfranc injury in his foot, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

The determination was confirmed via an MRI exam.

As a result, Nicks is stil expected to miss only 2-3 weeks.

And since this is the first possible Lisfranc injury of the season, this is the place where we point out that the joint is named for a French doctor and field surgeon, who served under Napoleon.  As it turns out, riding horses often resulted in injuries to that area of the foot, thanks to the stirrups.  

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6 Responses to “No Lisfranc injury for Nicks”
  1. BRYAN_NELMS says: Sep 14, 2009 2:12 PM

    I though Lisfranc injury was caused from the wet spot on Florio’s short when writing about Pat White.

  2. Levito says: Sep 14, 2009 2:16 PM

    This is good news for Giants fans. Fortunately for them, he’ll be able to get back on the field soon and continue build a rapport with Eli.
    Even more fortunate for the Giants is that it appears their WR corps isn’t as bad as a lot of the pundits thought. Against a pretty solid Redskins secondary, Eli was able to spread the ball around pretty well. Mario Manningham appears ready to emerge as a big play threat for the Giants, Steve Smith seems dependable as ever, Kevin Boss continues to make everyone forget about Shockey, and Dominic Hixon will be a viable deep threat (if he can stop dropping so many balls).
    And even more fortunate for the Giants, the defense will be dangerous enough that the offense doesn’t have to be spectacular.

  3. EliManningham says: Sep 14, 2009 2:23 PM

    This is great news.. hope he comes back strong.. we have the soft part of our schedule coming up after dallas so he can get healthy in time for NO

  4. slipkid says: Sep 14, 2009 2:30 PM

    top secondary? deangelo hall… guess again.

  5. mafleish says: Sep 14, 2009 2:54 PM

    Levito…
    Wow…That was a lot of optimism following a 6-point win over the lowly Redskins. Everyone other than Florio predicts a sub-.500 season for the Skins, and Eli’s offense managed a single touchdown against a team that will be phoning it in by Thanksgiving.

  6. Maddenboy says: Sep 14, 2009 3:01 PM

    . . . and the other famous thing about Dr. Lisfranc:
    His treatment was to amputate at the lisfranc joint, because of so many problems with repairing or rehabbing at that part of the foot during war.

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