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Hakeem Nicks breaks bone in foot

Hakeem Nicks (C) of the New York Giants Getty Images

You could forgive the Giants if they are starting to feel a little bit of déjà vu right now.

The feelings started on Wednesday when cornerback Brian Witherspoon was carted off the field during the first OTA practice with a torn ACL, the second straight season with that injury for Witherspoon (who was waived/injured on Thursday) and the second straight season where they started losing players on the practice field. They are getting stronger now that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot at Thursday’s practice.

The team announced Nicks’ injury and that he is scheduled to have surgery to have a screw inserted in the bone on Friday. He is expected to miss approximately 12 weeks.

That recovery time would have Nicks back on the field at the tail end of training camp and any setbacks could impact his readiness for the start of the season. It’s the latest in a series of lower leg injuries for Nicks, although he’s done a good job of staying on the field in his three years with the team. Nicks had 76 catches for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games last season and led all receivers in the playoffs with 28 catches for 444 yards.

Second-round pick Rueben Randle should see most of the action at Nicks’ spot with Domenik Hixon, Jerrel Jernigan and Ramses Barden also seeing more reps as a result. It might not be a bad time for Victor Cruz, set to make $540,000 this season, to renew his push for a new contract.

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59 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks breaks bone in foot”
  1. drewsg says: May 24, 2012 4:09 PM

    As if Rueben Randle at #63 didn’t look good enough

  2. cowboyhater says: May 24, 2012 4:10 PM

    Karma Mara

  3. macwomack says: May 24, 2012 4:10 PM

    This is Karma for John Mara blowing up the labor peace.

  4. mullman7675 says: May 24, 2012 4:10 PM

    Tough break…

  5. mullman7675 says: May 24, 2012 4:12 PM

    Thank you….I’ll be here all week

    Please tip your waitress…

  6. mike bonserio says: May 24, 2012 4:13 PM

    Nicks is a big time player for us. Hope he can back on the field soon…

  7. jakek2 says: May 24, 2012 4:13 PM

    OTAs are dumb. No benefit at all. Teams didn’t have them last year and QBs still threw for a million yards. The only thing that can come from them are injuries.

  8. angrycorgi says: May 24, 2012 4:14 PM

    Mara’s bad karma hitting the team early I see…

  9. elmaxoh says: May 24, 2012 4:15 PM

    Looks like Victor Cruz will get a lot of work

  10. dcbassguy says: May 24, 2012 4:15 PM

    This may actually end up helping the team….. Giving quality reps to the rookie/younger WR’s has to be a good thing.

  11. nygdriveforfive says: May 24, 2012 4:16 PM

    Rough. One of the best wrs in the league. Seems like he will be back for week 1. Please make no mistake, Nicks is the #1 wr on the giants not Cruz. Together though they form one of the best duos if not the best in the nfl. Count on Nicks for 1000+ yards again.

  12. trefkennedy says: May 24, 2012 4:16 PM

    If we, Team Cowboys don’t seize this opportunity we have this season, the dwarfs are already hurting, Deadskins are re building and Egirls are the egirls, we are at the crossroads of destiny

  13. tdoggnutts says: May 24, 2012 4:18 PM

    Karma!!!!!

  14. bathroombenlovemachine says: May 24, 2012 4:18 PM

    Hopefully the next Giants to suffer season ending injuries are Justin Tuck and Jason-Pierre Paul.

    Eagles = Super Bowl 47 Champions

    Bet on it Biznitch

  15. nygdriveforfive says: May 24, 2012 4:19 PM

    Nicks’s playoff performancd was legendary. Only Fitz had a more dominant playoffs but he couldn’t bring home a ring. Nicks will be back Giants fans and that 5th ring is coming.

  16. drewsg says: May 24, 2012 4:27 PM

    trefkennedy says: May 24, 2012 4:16 PM

    If we, Team Cowboys don’t seize this opportunity we have this season, the dwarfs are already hurting, Deadskins are re building and Egirls are the egirls, we are at the crossroads of destiny

    ———————

    Worry about your own injured #1 pick

  17. matthewcarlson1 says: May 24, 2012 4:35 PM

    This is a bummer, the Giants had a damn good shot at playing the Denver Mannings in the superbowl.

  18. daysend564 says: May 24, 2012 4:39 PM

    As if they need another excuse when they get blown out opening week.

  19. eaglesfanxx says: May 24, 2012 4:40 PM

    awww, that’s too bad for the Giants and their fans. Let’s see how many fans cry like little babies about this injury.

    They were lucky last year and this is just the beginning of a disastrous season for the New York Giants.

    They have no running game and their secondary is weak. Get ready for a 6-10 season, New York.

    Hahaha!!!!!

  20. captainhook11 says: May 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    How bout them Cowboys! Week 1 vs the Giants is ours!

  21. mike bonserio says: May 24, 2012 4:45 PM

    bathroombenlovemachine says:
    May 24, 2012 4:18 PM
    Hopefully the next Giants to suffer season ending injuries are Justin Tuck and Jason-Pierre Paul.

    Eagles = Super Bowl 47 Champions

    Bet on it Biznitch

    ———————————————-

    Not surprised an Eagle fan would think something like that… Its only way you can beat us… Worry about Vick being lightly tackled and bruising his NON throwing hand and missing multiple games.

  22. east96st says: May 24, 2012 4:50 PM

    To all the assclowns that have said “karma” – 1) If you believe in karma, then what’s waiting for you for taking joy in the injury of a player that was in no way, shape, or form responsible for the cap penalty?
    2) Mara did NOT make the decision to penalize Dallas and the Skins. That was made by committee, including the commissioner. Mara merely spoke to the press. If Mara could make decisions all by himself about the cap, they why wouldn’t he take cap space away from every owner but himself? The fact that you morons think the decision was made unilaterally shows how woefully ignorant you are. The owners colluded. The evidence is out in the open. All their hands are dirty. Two owners chose to ignore that collusion for their own benefit. Now, if you want to pretend they are “heroes” for not breaking the law, then ask yourself why they didn’t put a stop to the collusion BEFORE it happened. Are you really stupid enough to believe that ALL the other owners agreed to collude on salaries and “forgot” to tell Snyder and Jones about it?

  23. electionconfidential says: May 24, 2012 4:52 PM

    Damn!

  24. taintedlombardis says: May 24, 2012 4:55 PM

    He’s only faking ya’ll…

  25. ravenator says: May 24, 2012 4:59 PM

    LOL @ The eagles fan who thinks his team is still relevant. Too funny. Best of luck recovering Nicks. He was fun to watch when healthy.

  26. clavette says: May 24, 2012 5:02 PM

    that really blows. he wont be 100% till week 3-6 and i hope he doesnt end up like prince last year when he broke his foot.

    season is gonna start out very gloomy for the giants just like last season. we all saw how that ended

  27. laeaglefan says: May 24, 2012 5:02 PM

    You would think that well conditioned athletes could stay healthy during non contact workouts. Its one thing to lose a player in the heat of battle, but quite another to lose him to a severe injury when he’s not even being hit by anyone.

  28. discosucs2005 says: May 24, 2012 5:11 PM

    Cowboys fans know that Eli isn’t the one that got hurt right?

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 24, 2012 5:14 PM

    angrycorgi says:
    May 24, 2012 4:14 PM
    Mara’s bad karma hitting the team early I see…
    ————–

    Use of the word “karma” is for spiteful broads. Are you kidding me with this? You break the rules, you get pinched. Be mad at your owner for trying to be slick, not Mara.

    Besides, he’ll be back for Week 1 and won’t have the OPPORTUNITY to get hurt during Training Camp. What are you even talking about, again???

  30. mungman69 says: May 24, 2012 5:15 PM

    Cowboy fans think that they are funny. It IS funny watching Romo screw up isn’t it?

  31. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 24, 2012 5:15 PM

    I thought 12 weeks were three months, what are these Giants haters coming out of the woodwork speaking in past tenses as if Nicks is out for season, as that we will not still be in good position to repeat???

  32. nflofficeadmin says: May 24, 2012 5:17 PM

    Now if you’re Cruz you take the team to the cleaners. Boricua style.

  33. trephi says: May 24, 2012 5:18 PM

    Karma? First off..I dont like it but its early…he’ll be back early season if not Game 1.

    More importantly..the same injury wipeout happened to us last pre-season and everyone remember who was holding the trophy in the end? Same with Packers year before…

    Ill take some more of that “karma” please. Seems more like a good omen to me.

  34. cinfante54 says: May 24, 2012 5:25 PM

    @ravenator

    You mean the team that has won 7 out of the last 8 games played against the Giants? You mean the team that went 5-1 in the division last year?

    Yeah they’re still relevant. It won’t be too easy to get the NFC East crown this year.

  35. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 24, 2012 5:35 PM

    trefkennedy says:
    May 24, 2012 4:16 PM
    If we, Team Cowboys don’t seize this opportunity we have this season, the dwarfs are already hurting, Deadskins are re building and Egirls are the egirls, we are at the crossroads of destiny
    ——–

    WHAT opportunity?

  36. bubba9er says: May 24, 2012 5:38 PM

    I had that exact injury during a scrimmage my senior year. It is called a Jones Fracture. I had surgery on the foot the next day to have the screw inserted, and was walking around (gingerly) within 3 days. After a week I ditched the walking boot and crutches and was back on the field in about 5 weeks. I started at left tackle about 6 weeks after the day I broke my foot. I guarantee he will be ready to play.

  37. giantsfan2104 says: May 24, 2012 5:40 PM

    bathroombenlovemachine says:
    May 24, 2012 4:18 PM
    Hopefully the next Giants to suffer season ending injuries are Justin Tuck and Jason-Pierre Paul.

    Eagles = Super Bowl 47 Champions

    Bet on it Biznitch
    ===================================

    Someone needs a hug……

  38. n0hopeleft says: May 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    eaglesfanxx says:
    May 24, 2012 4:40 PM
    awww, that’s too bad for the Giants and their fans. Let’s see how many fans cry like little babies about this injury.

    They were lucky last year and this is just the beginning of a disastrous season for the New York Giants.

    They have no running game and their secondary is weak. Get ready for a 6-10 season, New York.

    Hahaha!!!!!
    ___________________________________

    Yes. No running game, which really hurt us last year on the way to our 4TH RING.

    Do you realize that the Eagles are getting into the running game thing, when all the elite teams are moving away from it? You’re only a decade late on that one.

    Secondary was weak? Right. Last 6 weeks of the season?! I guess Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Tony Romo feel the same way? MORON.

  39. seaochickens says: May 24, 2012 5:42 PM

    A dude breaks breaks his foot and it’s karma payback for a coach? Really? As surprising as it is to see so many people believe in Indian religion on ptf, don’t you think it’s Morah’s leg that would be broken for karma to work here?

  40. gmeninaz says: May 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    @cinfante54

    I think he was talking about the “dream team” that imploded to an 8-8 finish. You know, the team that hasn’t tasted success or finished a season in 62 years.

    …in case you needed clarification.

  41. kingcarlbanks says: May 24, 2012 5:55 PM

    I can put up up with Redskin and Cowboy fans talking crap, there teams have been to the big game and WON, so they have some bragging rights. But Eagle fans? Seriously? you can bag about how many times your teams beaten the Giants and how many NFC east championships you’ve won, but in the end all you have is an empty Lombardi cupboard and a whole lot of envy. Must suck as an SheGal fan to travel to Dallas, NY, And DC and see those shiny, gleaming Lombardis and know in your little Philly chicken hearts you have NONE. So dont worry about Hakeem, he will rehab and be back in time to ride out with Cruz and embarass the “Dream Team” once again. Till then KISS THE RINGS BEATCHES!!

  42. east96st says: May 24, 2012 6:02 PM

    “You mean the team that has won 7 out of the last 8 games played against the Giants? You mean the team that went 5-1 in the division last year?”

    YOU mean the team that hasn’t won a championship since 1960? You won the regular season head to head trophy the last couple of years. Congrats. How did you enjoy the parade? I’ll take the Super Bowl win over a regular season win every time. 2 out of the last 5. We know it’s eating you alive. Which makes it even sweeter.

  43. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: May 24, 2012 6:05 PM

    that’s nothing. i was highjumping the day i got my cast removed with the same injury. it took two weeks to heal.

  44. east96st says: May 24, 2012 6:07 PM

    “They have no running game and their secondary is weak. Get ready for a 6-10 season, New York.”

    Even if it does happen, and I would happy to bet your trailer that it won’t, it still beats the hell out of going over a half century – AND COUNTING!!! – without a championship.

  45. djstat says: May 24, 2012 6:08 PM

    What is the turf at the times center? Replace it

  46. kingcarlbanks says: May 24, 2012 6:10 PM

    oh BTW, whats the difference between Bigfoot, a UFO, and an Eagles Super Bowl ring? you can always find someone who claims to have seen the first two!

  47. pksoze says: May 24, 2012 6:16 PM

    You mean the team that has won 7 out of the last 8 games played against the Giants? You mean the team that went 5-1 in the division last year?

    Yeah they’re still relevant. It won’t be too easy to get the NFC East crown this year.

    =============================

    How many Super Bowls has that gotten your relevant team. Your the runt of the division always remember that.

  48. baroneski29 says: May 24, 2012 6:20 PM

    Oh well. At least he will be back for the playoffs. I can’t wait for the repeat run. Repeat!!!!

  49. macwomack says: May 24, 2012 6:20 PM

    Mara is definitely superior to Snyder… Snyder can only ruin the skins, Mara gives the union the ammo to ruin the whole league… Well done sir!

  50. macwomack says: May 24, 2012 6:22 PM

    Ohhh all the karma statement struck a nerve with the giants fans… Don’t worry lads…I take it back, nicks doesn’t deserve a broken foot cause Mara is a moron Mara is getting his right now to the tune of three bil…sorry

  51. deathtoromo says: May 24, 2012 6:22 PM

    The ” curse ” begins for the Giants and their over priveledged , dirty owner. You will not win another super bowl in the next 50 years. So let it be written, so let it be done.

  52. deathtoromo says: May 24, 2012 6:33 PM

    Look, all kudos to the Giants for winning the Super Bowl. 31 other teams fans, including myself, wish we had. However, look at this from a logical standpoint. Why did the two NFC East teams lose cap money and the Saints and Raiders ( they were “targeted” as well) did not??? Giants fans, put yourself in a skins or cowboys fans shoes and tell me you wouldn’t think something stinks, other than the Hudson River. Again, all kudos for the Super Bowl win. Haven’t felt that rush since January of 92.

  53. joeyd524 says: May 24, 2012 7:15 PM

    What’s gonna have a bigger impact this season,the giants missing a wr for a game or two(possibly) or the eagles losing there all pro left tackle for the entire season..very ez answer

  54. kingcarlbanks says: May 24, 2012 7:22 PM

    The curse, right. So you believe Mara went after Snyder and Jones all by himself? get real, there 29 other owners co-signing on everything Mara did. That was just a little tiff between the members of the Good Ole Boy Club LLC. Too bad they couldnt see past there own noses and realize the union would use it to go after them..

  55. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 24, 2012 7:45 PM

    Nicks won’t miss any games.

    Witherspoon is a bigger loss, and somehow Giants fans aren’t bugged by it. We need the depth back there.

  56. nygf says: May 24, 2012 7:57 PM

    Enjoy the Giants early misfortune, jealous Cowboys fans. Nicks will play Week 1 and go, say, 7-85-2 TD’s. Hope to see you in the comments section after that game.

  57. gpete1962 says: May 24, 2012 8:48 PM

    bathroombenlovemachine says: May 24, 2012 4:18 PM

    Hopefully the next Giants to suffer season ending injuries are Justin Tuck and Jason-Pierre Paul.

    Eagles = Super Bowl 47 Champions

    Bet on it Biznitch
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Its tough to decide who to dislike more?

    “Philthadelphia Feacles”Dog killer QB’s or there retarded low life fans

  58. bigbluefan1 says: May 25, 2012 8:25 AM

    WOW
    All of you fans of the NFC East teams that have not sniffed a Trophy in years are happy about a player getting hurt.

    Egirl fans Vick gets hurt walking out of the locker room

    Redskins fans have a new QB that is going to be running for his life all season

    As for the cowboys well plain and simple Tony Romo.

    As a fan of the 4 time Super Bowl Champion NY Giants all I can say is they win when it matters and are not the paper champions that title is fought for between the Egrils and Jets

  59. giantsfaninphilly says: May 25, 2012 1:04 PM

    LOL @ eaglefanxx

    Not suprised that an eagles fan would applaud an injury, but I am suprised that you think you have a chance to win the Superbowl….Mike Vick at quarterback…need I say more?

    “Dream Team”, “Redeem team”, or whatever you guys are calling yourselves these days. You will never be calling yourselves “Defending Superbowl Champions” and it’s eating you up knowing that “YOUR TEAM SUCKS!!!

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