Giants lose Hakeem Nicks for 3 weeks

Already missing possession receiver Steve Smith as he’s sidelined with a partially torn pectoral muscle, the New York Giants will now be without playmaker Hakeem Nicks for up to three weeks.

He is suffering from compartment syndrome in his lower right leg, a potentially serious issue if not treated in a timely and proper manner. It’s the same type of injury that led to surgery and significant time missed for Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher in 2004.

According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, coach Tom Coughlin told his players there was no point in feeling sorry for themselves. The team has been dealing with injuries on the offensive line also. Nicks underwent a procedure today that will help him return early next month.

The Giants struggled throwing the ball in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, and they’ll be bringing in players to work out, probably Tuesday. Kevin Curtis could be one candidate.

“Moaning doesn't help," quarterback Eli Manning said, per the report. "You start complaining about it, you start going 'Oh, woe is me,' That doesn't fix anything. It makes it worse."

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