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Hakeem Nicks unlikely to play finale because of broken toe

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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.

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3 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks unlikely to play finale because of broken toe”
  1. hobartbaker says: Dec 29, 2010 2:19 PM

    If he does play that toe will be a target. If there’s one think opposing Ds love to do it’s to “hack ‘em nicks”.

  2. gcsuk says: Dec 29, 2010 4:24 PM

    Giants might actually be better off without O’Hara. The patchwork O-Line was doing great, and then O’Hara and Diehl came back. Since then, no run game, and a ton of pressures and sacks.

    Losing Nicks is a problem.

    But I still think the season is over, because I think GB takes Chicago in the last game. Oh well, Giants have no one to blame but themselves.

  3. atchick says: Dec 29, 2010 8:00 PM

    Really? A broken toe? Ballerinas perform in pointe shoes on broken toes all the time and you can’t suck it up for one game? So not impressed….and this comes from one who’s competed with achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, knee sprains, and danced en pointe with torn cartiledge in her ankle….and, oh yea, is an Athletic Trainer. Buddy tape or turf toe tape it and get your butt on the field for what you are paid!

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