The travel-weary Giants will likely have to bounce back from two crushing defeats without their best receiver.
Hakeem Nicks has a broken toe and is unlikely to play this week, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. Nicks leads the Giants with 1,052 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns in his second season. He missed two games earlier in the year with a leg injury, and bounced back strong over the last three weeks.
The Giants could be missing other key players. Coughlin revealed center Shaun O’Hara (foot/Achilles) will miss practice after a recurrence of his injuries. Cornerback Corey Webster (ribs) will also sit out Wednesday, but it sounds like he could return later in the week.
This week’s game in Washington will be a great test for Coughlin’s coaching ability and his team’s toughness. The Giants have to forget about the last few weeks and win a game they should because they still have a decent chance to make the playoffs.