Hakeem Nicks Out 12 Weeks With Broken Foot: WR Hakeem Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot yesterday during the team’s second Organized Team Activity (OTA) workout. According to the Giants, Nicks suffered the injury as he was running a hook route during individual drills.
Nicks will undergo surgery today to have a screw inserted into the broken bone to help the healing process. The Giants are officially saying the expected recovery time for Nicks is approximately 12 weeks. Training camp begins on July 26.
“Well, it’s probably going to be close (as to whether or not he will be ready for the regular-season opener),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “Hopefully, he will. He feels very confident about it. The doctors have expressed it as something they feel will heal very, very well. Obviously, we’ve got to get about the business of healing right away.”
“If it takes the full three months, you’re going to be sitting right up next to that opening game,” Coughlin said. “We certainly hope that Hakeem is correct in saying that he heals fast.”
“Let’s take the positive side of it,” Coughlin said. “The positive side of it is the doctors are very confident this will be a complete healing and perhaps the bone will be stronger than it ever was.”
Giants Hold Second OTA Practice: The Giants held their second Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice yesterday at the Timex Performance Center. There was no press access at yesterday’s workout.
Giants Waive CB Brian Witherspoon; Sign CB Dante Hughes: The Giants announced yesterday that they have waived/injured CB Brian Witherspoon, who re-tore his ACL in an OTA workout on Wednesday. To fill Witherspoon’s roster spot, the team signed street free agent CB Dante Hughes, who was waived by the Chargers in March.