Now Hakeem Nicks Out For Three Weeks: Someone up there has it in for the New York Giants right now. It was revealed yesterday that WR Hakeem Nicks will be out for at least the next three weeks with compartment syndrome in his right leg. Compartment syndrome is swelling in the lower leg which compresses nerves and blood vessels. This can lead to muscle and nerve damage if not treated immediately. Nicks underwent a fasciotomy yesterday afternoon to address the condition.
Nicks apparently suffered the injury in the second half of the game against the Eagles on Sunday night when he was kicked in the leg.
The Giants have been ravaged with injuries at wide receiver. In addition to Nicks, fellow starter Steve Smith remains out until December with a partially-torn pectoral muscle. Domenik Hixon (knee), Victor Cruz (hamstring), and Ramses Barden (ankle) are on season-ending Injured Reserve. That leaves only Mario Manningham, Duke Calhoun, and Derek Hagan.
DE Justin Tuck on WFAN: The audio of yesterday’s interview of DE Justin Tuck on WFAN is available at CBSNewYork.com.
Article on QB Eli Manning: Manning Is Most Frequent Fumbler by John Branch of The New York Times