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Knee soreness returns for Hakeem Nicks

Cedric Griffin, Hakeem Nicks AP

The Giants have been waiting most of the season for wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to get back to full health and resume his role as one of the more productive receivers in the NFL.

The wait has been a frustrating one and it might have hit another snag on Thursday. Nicks did not practice as a result of knee soreness, something that has been bothering him most of the season. It’s contributed to his absence from three games and been part of the reason why he’s been a less potent weapon than anticipated this season.

“It’s always a concern,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “But hopefully it will subside and he’ll be ready to go.”

Nicks has played in the last seven games despite not being 100 percent so he certainly is still in play for this weekend. Given how little he’s been able to give the team in some of those seven games, however, it isn’t a great sign for the Giants offense that his knee has flared up again.

Safety Kenny Phillips also missed practice Thursday because of a sore knee. Phillips returned from an MCL sprain in Week 12 against the Packers, aggravated the injury and played only 20 snaps last week against Washington. He also missed practice on Wednesday, so he may be a game-time decision again this week.

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11 Responses to “Knee soreness returns for Hakeem Nicks”
  1. mazblast says: Dec 6, 2012 6:06 PM

    Meh. If he didn’t have a catchy first name and play for the holy Giants, he’d be considered just another injury-prone WR.

  2. inthearex says: Dec 6, 2012 6:12 PM

    Meh. Only had 4 touchdowns in the playoffs and ten catches in the Super Bowl. Average meh.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 6, 2012 6:14 PM

    Yawn. Used to it by now.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 6, 2012 6:15 PM

    mazblast says: Dec 6, 2012 6:06 PM

    Meh. If he didn’t have a catchy first name and play for the holy Giants, he’d be considered just another injury-prone WR.
    ————-

    It’s always funny when peoples’ inferiority complexes with regards to New York start to show online. It’s hilarity of the highest order.

  5. manningbowl88 says: Dec 6, 2012 6:25 PM

    omg what a surprise.. its time to just sit him down for the rest of the season and save him if we make the playoffs..its obv that hes not the same guy when hurt, cant get seperation like he did last year.. just sit back its hurtin the team more

  6. chc4 says: Dec 6, 2012 6:46 PM

    This is why the Giants won’t repeat last years playoff success. Eli is really good but he needs someone other than Cruz. Randle/Hixon don’t count.

  7. themonkeyman says: Dec 6, 2012 6:57 PM

    As a Giant fan, I think this weekend spells the end for us in 2012. Brees is going to just kill us. I hope I’m wrong but we better get used to the inevitability of watching this team drop 2 of the next 4 & just miss the playoffs. .

  8. giantsfan2104 says: Dec 6, 2012 8:16 PM

    themonkeyman says:
    Dec 6, 2012 6:57 PM
    As a Giant fan, I think this weekend spells the end for us in 2012. Brees is going to just kill us. I hope I’m wrong but we better get used to the inevitability of watching this team drop 2 of the next 4 & just miss the playoffs
    ===================================

    Something tells me you call for Coughlin’s head every year.

  9. kappy32 says: Dec 6, 2012 8:55 PM

    To a majority of teams in the NFL, significant time missed from injuries to your #1 WR & starting safety would spell doom to the team. However, the Giants have great depth through great drafts & smart free agent additions. The Giants build through the draft & supplement in free agency; that is the way you build a perennial winner (*cough ::Jets:: cough*). Despite the bad loss on Monday & the tough schedule the rest of the way, I fully expect the Giants to win the NFC East, mainly due to their depth, and get healthy & hit their stride just as the playoffs come around. That has been their Modus Operandi the past 4 years & you shouldn’t expect anything else. However, they need to start playing well all season, avoiding these mid-season swoons because the Redskins are going to be a team to reckon with starting next season. The Giants can no longer expect to coast through the regular season through superior talent in the NFC East & turn it on week 15 through the playoffs; that talent gap is closing quickly with Washington rising quickly.

  10. themonkeyman says: Dec 6, 2012 9:03 PM

    @giantsfan2104

    You would be wrong bro. Just being a realist in 2012. We haven’t looked like we should since San Fran. The Green Bay game was an aberration, their line was awful & they have no running game. The Saints can run the ball & we get killed by teams that can run & then playaction off it. We haven’t stopped the run all year long.

  11. giantsny says: Dec 7, 2012 5:46 AM

    When it is counts the most, all Gmen will step up.That what make NY giants is different than other teams. One of NYG players said, keep down on us; we will prove you Wrong.

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