Hakeem Nicks says he’s on target for August return

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks is primed to be ready by mid-August after breaking his foot during team OTAs this spring (Credit: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Fourth year wide receiver Hakeem Nicks admits he is “antsy” to get back on the field. Nicks broke his foot during team OTAs  in the spring and is currently following the directions of team doctors and trainers. He plans to be back by mid-August.

Nicks recently started running and says he’ll begin cutting on his foot in a few days. So far, there have been no setbacks, which means the original time frame of 12 weeks and a mid-August return seems reasonable.

“Sticking to the script, like they said,” Nicks said. “I definitely want to be out there but go to do the right thing and be smart about it and I don’t want to prolong this injury.”

Nicks does not seem to be too concerned that missing a little time will disrupt the timing he has with Eli Manning.

“I don’t think there is too much concern,” Nicks said. “I think we kind of got that relationship where I know what he likes and he knows me and my routes. It’s just a matter of making sure I am back in game shape so I don’t come back and have other little nagging injuries come from that.”

Nicks will definitely be ready by week one as the Giants take on the Cowboys on September 5.

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