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.