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Targeting Opener, Giants’ Nicks Just Needs ‘A Good, Solid Week’ Of Practice

Hakeem Nicks (credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Hakeem Nicks (credit: Norm Hall/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is “eager and antsy” to get back on the field and compete.

He may not have to wait much longer. Nicks, who broke his right foot during OTAs in May, ran routes on Tuesday for the first time since his injury.

“I just stay in it mentally,” Nicks told WFAN’s Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Wednesday. “I make sure I’m staying in the meeting rooms, still making sure I’m staying in and focusing on where I need to be.”

LISTEN: Hakeem Nicks with Boomer & Carton

(You can download the entire interview HERE.)

The Giants were fortunate Nicks’ injury occurred with plenty of time to rehab before the season opener on Sept. 5. The 24-year-old told reporters Tuesday he had “no setbacks” and was “definitely still on target” to face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1.

Meanwhile, coach Tom Coughlin said the wide receiver would likely have to wait another week before being activated from the physically unable to perform list.

That’s OK with Nicks, who told Boomer & Carton he’d just need “a good, solid week” of practice to get ready for the opener.

“You ain’t gonna be in … game shape until you play a full game,” he said. “I’m ready for it. I know I’ll be alright when I step back out there on the field.”

Nicks had 76 receptions for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns last year for New York.

Are you convinced he’ll be ready for the opener? Be heard in the comments below!