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Hakeem Nicks will be “fine,” definitely will play


Lost in the focus on whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will play — and whether he’ll be effective — in Super Bowl XLVI is the fact that Giants receiver Hakeem Nick is nursing a shoulder injury suffered against the 49ers in the NFC title game.

Though Nicks returned, he didn’t practice last week and, like Gronkowski, Nicks has been given the 50-50 “questionable” designation for Sunday.

Per a league source, Nicks is expected to play.  Though it’s unclear whether his range of motion will be limited, the source was optimistic that Nicks will be “fine.”

Regardless, Nicks wasn’t “fine” last week, because he didn’t practice at all.

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17 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks will be “fine,” definitely will play”
  1. joetoronto says: Jan 30, 2012 10:05 AM

    That’s a hell of a trio the Giants have at WR.

  2. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 30, 2012 10:14 AM

    Julian Edlemen just pooped himself knowing that he has to cover this monster.

  3. kev86 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:15 AM

    Remember that catch he made at UNC in the meineke bowl? Behind the back. I think Yates was his QB too.

    I think Hakeem will be ready for the big stage.

  4. ironworker329 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:25 AM

    He’ll catch the first pass of the game just to keep the Pats honest.

  5. rcb0424 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:29 AM

    Unlike Gronk, Nicks is supposed to practice this week.

  6. kev86 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:31 AM

    This could be a great opportunity for Hakeem Nicks to show he’s one of the leagues best.

    He has 33 TD’s in 42 career games.

    His new playoff resume reads 13 receptions/280 yds/4 tds in 3 games.

  7. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 30, 2012 10:44 AM

    Need you man!!!!

  8. zeusiv0ii says: Jan 30, 2012 10:49 AM

    Focus is on Gronk because he would be a bigger loss for the Pats than Nicks would be for the Giants.

  9. zaggs says: Jan 30, 2012 10:51 AM

    The Giants beat the Patriots without him before, if need be they can do it again.

  10. jmagnet28 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:54 AM

    Does anyone else find it incredible that Nicks wears 4XL gloves because of his 10 inch hands.

    10 inch hands!? That is unbelievable. How could he ever drop a ball? That’s like you and me catching a football the size of one of those nerf things.

    I wonder if that was a big consideration when teams scouted him.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 30, 2012 10:55 AM

    Nicks is always hurt. We are used to this. There isn’t a game that goes by that he doesn’t get up limping after an innocuous hit after a catch. He’ll play and light up McCourty all game.

  12. homelanddefense says: Jan 30, 2012 11:47 AM

    I have no doubt that he and Gronk will play. Effectiveness is the real question, and we wont know that until it happens.

  13. kaf39 says: Jan 30, 2012 12:24 PM

    He will be out there. No question about it.

  14. jdandcoke says: Jan 30, 2012 12:31 PM

    im going to go out on a limb and say that the pats should be more concerned with gronk than the giants should be with nicks.

  15. patriotinvasion says: Jan 30, 2012 12:38 PM

    I love all the people and players getting on Edelman. It’s not like the Patriots don’t have another CB to play that spot. He plays over some others because he actually has played pretty well. Watch him have a pick 6 in this game while covering Manningham. Lol.

  16. mornelithe says: Jan 30, 2012 1:05 PM

    Good to hear, as a Pats fan, I want to see the best the Giants can put on the field, just as much as I want to see the best the Pats can put on the field. It’s unfortunate about Gronk’s injury, but that stuff happens…hopefully he still provides a serious impact in the game.

  17. eliteman10 says: Jan 30, 2012 2:07 PM

    Not to worried. He’ll be fine. Probably just a bruise and a little sore. The play he injured it on didn’t look to bad. The way Eli spreads the ball around will help also.

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