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Optimistic outlook for Hakeem Nicks

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Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is having surgery today after he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and there’s some room for optimism that Nicks will recover not just before the start of the regular season, but before the start of training camp.

Despite Giants coach Tom Coughlin saying that Nicks’ recovery time will make playing in Week One a close call, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that one person familiar with Nicks’ injury said it was more likely to sideline him for just four to six weeks.

If that’s the case, Nicks would be good to go for the start of training camp. A 4-6 week injury would make Nicks miss Organized Team Activities and minicamp, but nothing more than that.

Even at the more pessimistic reports of a 12-week recovery time, Nicks should be good to go for the start of the regular season, which is 15 weeks away. At this point, unless Nicks has a serious setback, he appears to be in good shape to start the season.

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8 Responses to “Optimistic outlook for Hakeem Nicks”
  1. sledgehorn says: May 25, 2012 5:45 PM

    “… for the start of the regular season, which is 15 weeks away”
    It’s closer then it seems. Can’t wait.

  2. elifan4life says: May 25, 2012 6:05 PM

    I speak for all of Giants Nation when I say “WHEW”!!!!!!! Get well soon Hakeem .

  3. nygdriveforfive says: May 25, 2012 6:07 PM

    Count on Nicks for 1000+ yards again this year. He is one of the best wr in the league! Eli throwing to the most complete group of wr’s in the league while entering his prime is scary for the rest of the league.

  4. kingcarlbanks says: May 25, 2012 6:45 PM

    Good news for Giants fans, bad news for the rest of the NFC East!

  5. schmitty2 says: May 25, 2012 6:46 PM

    Nicks being healthy is VERY imnportant for Victor Cruz. You take Nicks out of the mix and Cruz gets all of the defensive attention

  6. zack2482 says: May 25, 2012 8:08 PM

    Good to hear. I want him back for the opener and we will see how the new Dallas secondary performs. I smell lock down either way.

  7. jpage1 says: May 25, 2012 10:56 PM

    This shows the brains of Reese in drafting Randall

  8. n0hopeleft says: May 26, 2012 2:03 AM

    The best part about this mess?

    RR gets treated like a starter for all these practices.
    When its time for him to make a difference, his rookie dust will be long gone.

    Mario had to grow into his 3rd WR role. (wrong routes, balls bouncing off his gloves for INTs, etc.)

    Randle – not so much.

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