NEW YORK (WFAN) - Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks broke a bone in his right foot at the team’s OTAs on May 24th, and it was reported at the time that he would be on the shelf for approximately 12 weeks.
Many assumed that the 24-year-old would be ready for the start of the regular season, but it was likely that he would miss most, if not all, of training camp.
But the 2009 first-round pick of Big Blue has different ideas.
“[I'm] definitely making training camp,” Nicks told WFNZ in Charlotte. “[The coaches] want me to just take my time with it, they feel like that’s what’s best. So right now I’m just taking my time with it, but I’ll definitely be ready for the season.”
The Charlotte, North Carolina native was excellent for the Giants in their Super Bowl-winning campaign this past season, further establishing himself as a prime weapon for quarterback Eli Manning. Nicks compiled his second consecutive 1,000+ yard receiving season (1,192 yards), caught 76 passes and found the end zone seven times.
He was also brilliant in the postseason, capping it off with a tremendous performance in Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots. In the game of all games, Nicks shined from the outset, catching 10 passes for 109 yards.
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