Hakeem Nicks Planning To Return Before Giants Home Opener
(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to miss 12 weeks after he suffered a broken right foot last week, but on Thursday in a teleconference, Nicks was confident that wouldn't be the case.
"The doctor said that he had people come back as early as four weeks, six weeks to eight weeks,'' Nicks said. "It really just ranges. We just don't want any setbacks. So we are going to take it - the team wants to take it - 12 weeks. That is what they are giving us. So I think that is what we are going go by, what the team gives us. But my goal is always to come back earlier.''
Nicks is aiming to be back before the September 5 home opener against the Dallas Cowboys but will not push himself too hard.
"I definitely feel like I will be ready to go when it is time to be ready to go,'' Nicks said.”We are just going to take it slow as of right now. But once it is time to run, and do all of those types of things, I'll be able to judge it more.''
Giants quarterback Eli Manning has faith that Nicks will return quickly as well but says others must step up while he recovers in preparation for the 2012 season.
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