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Amid conflicting reports of his absence, Nicks has surgery

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The bad news for Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is that his foot is still broken.  The good news is that he may be back sooner than the team has acknowledged.

The better news is that he already has had the injury repaired.  Per multiple reports, Nicks underwent successful (is there another kind?) surgery on Friday to have a screw inserted into his fifth metatarsal.

Pegged as a 12-week injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Nicks could recover in four-to-six weeks.  If so, Nicks could be available for training camp and the preseason.

In his absence, Victor Cruz becomes the top receiver on the roster — and rookie Rueben Randle will have plenty of opportunities to prove himself.

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25 Responses to “Amid conflicting reports of his absence, Nicks has surgery”
  1. cooklynn17 says: May 26, 2012 8:50 PM

    And will be back by week 1 eating Dallas for lunch…

  2. ausernamethatisavailable says: May 26, 2012 9:05 PM

    Not waking up would be unsuccessful surgery.

  3. buddybowl69 says: May 26, 2012 9:22 PM

    Get well soon Nicks. I want all NFC East teams at 100% this year, it should prove to be a very exciting year., and I don’t want to hear any excuses from any of the teams or their fans.

  4. ravenmuscle says: May 26, 2012 9:28 PM

    Why doesn’t Adam Shefter just keep eating his bagels and keep his nose out of predicting recovery rates. Most people hope all New Yawk teems just disappear.

  5. harbaughshandshake says: May 26, 2012 9:56 PM

    Amid conflicting reports that this is interesting…….it isn’t.

  6. drewsg says: May 26, 2012 10:06 PM

    As long as he’s healthy by week 1

  7. robinyount19 says: May 26, 2012 10:25 PM

    Victor Cruz was already the top receiver on the roster.

  8. jdandcoke says: May 26, 2012 10:40 PM

    total recovery time is 12 weeks….not the time he’ll need before he can start rehabbing; that should be less than two months. anyone who has broken a bone, especially a small one, should know this.

  9. nygdriveforfive says: May 26, 2012 11:47 PM

    Nicks will be fine to the tune of 1000+ yards again. 5000 yards easy for Eli this year.

  10. east96st says: May 26, 2012 11:51 PM

    “Most people hope all New Yawk teems just disappear.”

    Most New Yorkers wish internet trolls had enough education to know how to spell t-e-a-m-s.

  11. romoscollarbone says: May 27, 2012 12:43 AM

    Feet are tricky. Look at Bradshaw. You can’t predict his recovery, a couple days after the procedure. He’ll be back when he’s there.

  12. kingcarlbanks says: May 27, 2012 1:52 AM

    @ravenmuscle

    The best thing to ever come out of baltimore is “The Wire”.

  13. mungman69 says: May 27, 2012 3:03 AM

    Don’t rush Nicks back.

  14. peytonsneck18 says: May 27, 2012 8:15 AM

    I love “The Wire”!!!!

  15. dccowboy says: May 27, 2012 8:46 AM

    Isn’t this something like the 3rd time he’s broken the same bone (5th metatarsal)? If so, I wouldn’t be rushing him back. I’d also be taking a long look at the type of shoe he’s wearing, seems to me the shoes aren’t giving a whole lot of support to that area. I know receivers like to wear thin shoes because they think it makes them faster, but, the guy really needs to take a hard look at the shoes he’s wearing.

  16. fuaholes says: May 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    NY should just fall into a sinkhole, along with it’s team and fans. The Giants are the most overrated and lucky team in NFL history. What a joke.

  17. bigbluefan1 says: May 27, 2012 9:31 AM

    fuaholes says:May 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    NY should just fall into a sinkhole, along with it’s team and fans. The Giants are the most overrated and lucky team in NFL history. What a joke.

    ________________________________
    Something tells me your a very bitter man.
    What happen you get turned down for a job in the big city and have to spend your life in some fly over state? Or did your HS girl run away with a man from the city?
    Over rated lucky? 4 time Super bowl Champions Phil Simms took on the mighty John Elway and won, The back QB Jeff Hostetler took down the might Jim Kelly and last but far from least Eli has now twice beaten T Brady and the Pats.
    So over rated and lucky I do not think so.

    One thing people do not know if not for Wellington Mara and his push for an even split of the TV contracts the NFL would not have 32 teams most of which could not live off a local TV Deal.
    So on opening night the Luckest over rated joke in the NFL will once again raise the championship banner to 85,000 adoring fans and national TV coverage.

  18. skoobyfl says: May 27, 2012 10:01 AM

    There are several surgical events that can be unsuccessful, getting ill to some degree because of complications is not uncommon.

    What type of writer makes statements about surgery when they obviously know nothing about them?

  19. fuaholes says: May 27, 2012 10:17 AM

    To bigbluefan1:

    Obviously you are a biased NY fan. The Giants pulled some SB victories out of their asses. Pure luck. Not impressed.

    I’d rather be homeless then live in NY with all of you arrogant turds.

  20. portlax12 says: May 27, 2012 10:59 AM

    To bigbluefan1:

    Obviously you are a biased NY fan. The Giants pulled some SB victories out of their asses. Pure luck. Not impressed.

    I’d rather be homeless then live in NY with all of you arrogant turds.
    ————————————————————
    Pure luck? I am about 1000% percent sure your mommy said football was too rough for you and didn’t let you play it ever because you are talking out of your ass. The Giants have the most complete group of receivers in the league, one of the best quarterbacks, IMHO the best defensive line, a pretty solid secondary, and a great head coach. When they all started clicking at the same time, they beat NYJ, Dallas, ATL, GB (at lambeau), SF( in the rain at candlestick), and NE consecutively. If you call that lucky, then you just do not know anything about football and should stop wasting all our time commenting on this website.

  21. ernie ernie says: May 27, 2012 11:02 AM

    To quote Denny Green. He”ll be ready to play when he’s ready to play. Huh?

  22. nypd1056 says: May 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    Just remember, there are two linds of people. Those that live in NEW YORK CITY and those that wished the LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY

  23. cowboyhater says: May 27, 2012 12:52 PM

    Once a foot breaks, it will never be the same. If he rushes back, that foot will not hold up. This will slow him down throughout the season. Cruz will not be a surprise to anyone this year, and will have a sophmore slump, and keep thinking Randle will dominate anyone at the NFL level. It will be fun watching the Giants playout the same season as last year, but guarantee will not make the playoffs this time. Continue making more excuses why they don’t make it this year Giant fan, like you did when you lost to the skins twice last year (nope, I will not let you live that one down). This division belongs to either the Cowgirls, or Eggles this year. You will share the basement with my skins, and I will enjoy every moment of it. Season 2013 will be a different story for my skins, and it will be fun to watch them dominate the over the hill QB’s in the East. HTTR!

  24. jazzyforj says: May 28, 2012 11:17 AM

    Get well soon Hakeem.

  25. klownshoes says: May 28, 2012 10:43 PM

    Nicks will be fine. He might not make the opener, but he’ll be back soon enough.

    @cowboyhater. Too bad they don’t give out Lombardi Trophies for regular season wins. The Giants have nothing to live down. They came up big when it counted the most.

    Oh, and as far as foot injuries go, you don’t know what you’re talking about…but that’s par for the course for a Redskins fan.

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