Hakeem Nicks out 12 weeks with broken foot

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New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will undergo surgery Friday in Charlotte, N.C., after he fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot in an OTA workout this morning.

The club announced that Hicks suffered the injury while running a route during individual drills. He will travel to see noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in order to have the surgery. Nicks is expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks, making it likely he will not be ready to go – or at least not full speed – when the defending Super Bowl champions report to training camp in Albany, N.Y., on July 26.

It’s not the first significant injury for the Giants in OTA’s. Cornerback Brian Witherspoon suffered a torn ACL on Wednesday, and he was waived/injured. Replacing him on the roster was Dante Hughes, who has spent time previously with the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

This is ample proof that even in non-contact drills, the offseason can be treacherous for some players.

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