Hakeem Nicks Has Shoulder Injury; Expected To Return For Giants

The New York Giants have relied heavily on Hakeem Nicks this year which is why it was so concerning to see him running off the clutching his shoulder in pain. Nicks caught what appeared to be a routine pass and was tackled before jumping up and grabbing his shoulder.

Nicks was then taken to the locker room, which is usually not good news. Luckily for New York, Giants is expected to return. The Giants confirmed that he suffered a shoulder injury and that he's probable to return.

Nicks and Victory Cruz are Eli Manning's top two weapons in the passing game and Nicks, in particular, has been huge in the postseason with games of 115 and 165 yards receiving.

For updates and analysis on these teams leading up to their matchup, visit 49ers blog Niners Nation, Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York and SB Nation Bay Area. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's NFL hub for all your playoff news.

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