New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was feeling great about his recovery just a few short weeks ago, saying he felt the best he had all season. Then, suddenly, a lingering knee issue cropped back up causing him to miss a Thursday practice last week. And although he didn't miss a week 14 game against the New Orleans Saints, it did prompt head coach Tom Coughlin to acknowledge that Nicks will not approach 100% again for the remainder of the season.
“We’re probably going to have to slow down a little bit, not do much, with him,” Coughlin said. “Maybe bring him in a little bit as we move along.”
Coughlin added that Nicks' status for a week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons isn't in question, but his practice schedule for the remainder of the season will be limited – similar to that of Plaxico Burress in 2007.
Nicks broke his foot in late May, causing him to miss the majority of training camp and the preseason, and upon return, suffered a sprained MCL in week two against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That MCL injury was re-aqggravated in Sunday's dominating victory, and resulted in impromptu X-Rays for the fourth-year receiver out of North Carolina.
In 10 games this season, Nicks has hauled in 50 receptions for 652 yards and three touchdowns.
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