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Add Receiver Hakeem Nicks To Giants’ Injury List

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants runs after a catch for a 68-yard reception in the first quarter in front of Kevin Barnes #22 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants runs after a catch for a 68-yard reception in the first quarter in front of Kevin Barnes #22 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A day after saying his offense did almost nothing in a season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin dropped a little more bad news.

Leading receiver Hakeem Nicks suffered a knee injury in the game and was being evaluated on Monday.

Coughlin was not sure about either the extent of the injury or which knee was hurt, but he said the knee was swollen a day after postgame X-rays were negative.

Nicks caught seven passes for 122 yards in the 28-14 loss, including a 68-yard first-quarter reception that set up Eli Manning’s touchdown run.

Coughlin would not speculate on whether Nicks would be available for Monday night’s home opener against St. Louis.

“I don’t know the answer that,” Coughlin said. “They’re checking all that out.”

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.