Giants WR Hakeem Nicks not concerned with groin tightness


Hakeem Nicks says his injury is so minor that he would play if it was Week 1.

Hakeem Nicks has missed two straight days of training camp with a groin injury, but he isn't too concerned about his absence. He said his injury is very minor and if there was a game, he would play, but right now it is a matter of being smart about the situation.

For more on Nicks' injury visit: Big Blue View

"I wouldn’t even categorize it as an injury," Nicks said. "It’s just being smart coming off of the problems I had last year with the knee and the foot. I just don’t want it to be ongoing. I’ll be out there as soon as they let me; I think in another day or two.

"Coming off last season, we play it safe, play it cautious. I don’t think it’s nothing serious. If it was a game planning situation and we were going into Week 1, I definitely don’t think I’d be sitting out or nothing like that. But with it being early in training camp, we just want to be smart about it.

Nicks learned his lesson about rushing back from injury last season. He returned from an injured foot earlier than he should have so he could play at the start of training camp and that led to a series of leg injuries, including a bad knee that limited him towards the end of the season.

The Giants' first preseason game is on August 10 and there is still five weeks before Week 1 so Nicks has plenty of time to get healthy. In the meantime, he is going to be "smart" about thing.

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