Staying at the top won't be easy for the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The team announced on Thursday afternoon that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured his foot at the Giants Organized Team Activities (OTAs). The injury was suffered during an individual drill on Thursday morning and is expected to keep him out up to 12 weeks.
Here are the details of his recovery, via the Giants:
Nicks will undergo surgery tomorrow to have a screw inserted into the broken bone. The procedure will be performed by noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The expected recovery time for Nicks is approximately 12 weeks. The Giants report to training camp at the University at Albany on July 26.
This could push into the Giants preseason schedule, which starts in August. Nicks is one of the most important receivers on the Giants roster and he's put up some very good numbers in his first three years with Eli Manning passing the 1,000 yard mark in each of the last two seasons.
The Giants have OTAs schedule into the middle of June so Nicks will miss all of those. The best case at this point looks like getting him into at least part of training camp in August.
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