Hakeem Nicks' knee checks out fine

Big-time wide receivers continue to dodge the bullet when it comes to injuries.

At least it’s something that is going on in the NFC East. After DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin survived injury scares in Philadelphia, the New York Giants’ Hakeek Nicks has now escaped without serious damage.

The second-year wide receiver was taken from Albany, N.Y., to Manhattan this morning for an MRI on his knee and the results turned out good. So good, in fact, that Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports he could return to practice on Thursday. Hicks was initially injured Tuesday. He received an MRI in Albany and then for a better look the team sent him to the hospital it uses when at home.

Turns out he simply hyperextended his right knee and everything “checked out A-OK.” That’s good news for a team that still has some question marks at the receiver position.

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