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Hakeem Nicks injury: Giants WR returns to practice

Despite missing Wednesday, Hakeem Nicks returned to Giants practice on Thursday.

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Hakeem Nicks returns to practice

Hakeem Nicks returned to practice on Thursday morning by participating in individual drills.

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Nicks misses Big Blue's Wednesday practice

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks couldn't participate in Wednesday's practice as he continues to fully work his way back from a foot injury, according to Art Stapleton. Nicks has also been dealing with swelling in his knee.

Also missing practice was tight end Martellus Bennett, who's trying to recover from a hyper-extended knee that he suffered in the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns last weekend.

Head coach Tom Coughlin is hoping that Nicks can be back on the practice field Thursday in preparations for the NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers. The Niners, of course, have a measure of revenge on their minds after being beat in Candlestick Park last year in the NFC Championship Game.

Nicks has been out since Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The ex-North Carolina Tar Heel was almost unstoppable in that contest, racking up 10 catches and 199 yards with a touchdown.

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Hakeem Nicks will miss another game

Injuries to Hakeem Nicks' right foot and left knee will keep the Giants wide receiver out action for the third week in a row.

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Nicks to miss practice on Wednesday

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will not practice Wednesday as injuries to his right foot and left knee are still bothering him.

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Hakeem Nicks will not play Sunday night

Hakeem Nicks has been downgraded from doubtful to out for Sunday night's contest between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Hakeem Nicks doubtful for Sunday

Wide receiver Hakeem NIcks is doubtful for Sunday's Giants-Eagles game, according to the Giants' official Twitter account.

Nicks missed last week's game with a foot injury, and earlier in the week it looked like he would be ready to come back. But according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, the wideout has now developed swelling in his knee.

Things certainly don't look promising. Fellow receiver Victor Cruz told the New York Post that he was "disappointed my counterpart won't be out there with me."

Ramses Barden will likely have another great opportunity, starting in place of Nicks. Last weekend Barden managed nine receptions for 138 yards in a blowout win over the Carolina Panthers.

In Week 2, Nicks caught 10 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Since being drafted out of North Carolina in 2009, Nicks has been one of Eli Manning's favorite targets. In his career, the receiver has averaged 74.3 yards per game.

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