May 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) and wide receiver Brandon Collins (6) and wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) during the Giants OTA at the their training facility. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

J.T.’s Take on the Hakeem Nicks Injury


While the Giants suffered two major injuries this week in OTA’s, only one was career ending.  Brian Witherspoon was waived officially yesterday after re-tearing his acl.  Hakeem Nicks will be out 12 weeks with a broken bone in his foot, this injury may be a blessing in disguise.  The Giants currently have Ramses Barden, Brandon Collins, Victor Cruz, Dan DePalma, David Douglas, Domenik Hixon, Jerrel Jernigan, Reuben Randle, Isaiah Stanback, and Julian Talley all listed as WR’s on their roster.

I think this is the biggest break (all puns intended) for Hixon.  He will get most of the reps in practice and see plenty of pre-season game action with Nicks out.  The others will get a chance to show what they can do, and in some different positions.  Now, we know that a Victor Cruz story doesn’t come out of every camp, but sometimes it’s because there is no opportunity for it to happen.  Well the opportunity has been created, let’s see if anyone can step up.

Hakeem will be back, and hopefully healthy for the entire regular season.  This is not ideal, but better than it could have been

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