Hakeem Nicks Injury: Giants Receiver Will Play In Season Opener

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29: Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants is tackled by Niko Koutouvides #90 and Tavon Wilson #27 of the New England Patriots during an NFL pre-season game at MetLife Stadium on August 29, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Patriots 6-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys kick off the season on Wednesday night, and New York wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, recovering from May toe surgery, has every intention of playing in the regular season opener.

The New York Giants will kick off the 2012 NFL season on Wednesday when they host the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium, and New York wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, recovering from toe surgery in May, is vowing to play in the regular season opener. Via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York:

Hakeem Nicks was held out of practice on Sunday as a precaution but says he will play on Wednesday against Dallas.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said Nicks felt sore but expects the receiver to practice on Monday.

"I'm playing," Nicks said as reporters gathered around his locker. "You don't have to ask me no questions. I'm playing."

Nicks did play in the final preseason game for New York, recording one catch. In 2011, the wideout caught 76 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns.

Kickoff for Wednesday night's game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

For the latest news on the Giants vs. Cowboys matchup, stay tuned to SB Nation's NFL hub. For all things New York Giants, check out Big Blue View. For news and notes on the Cowboys, visit Blogging the Boys.

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