It wouldn't be New York Giants football without tremendously horrible injury news, and for the second consecutive day, the team got exactly that. The club announced via Twitter that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured the 5th metatarsal of his right foot and will be out approximately 12 weeks.
Nicks will undergo surgery on Friday to have a screw inserted in his foot, and a 12 week timetable means Nicks could return sometimes around mid-August, giving him approximately three weeks to prepare for the regular season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
The surgery will be performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, NC.
The injury occurred while Nicks was running a route during individual drills at the TIMEX Performance Center. Similarly, Brian Witherspoon -who has now been waived/injured- tore his ACL during individual drills.
The team has already seen Witherspoon (ACL), Martellus Bennett (hamstring), Antwaun Molden (hamstring) and Nicks (foot) go down with injuries. Two days in and the mantra "next man up" has returned.
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