The New York Giants seem to be battling a pre-season injury bug year after year. The latest to suffer being, starting LB Michael Boley, LT Will Beatty, rookie Jayron Hosley (who looked pretty good against the Jets taking an interception 77 yards to the house). Those are just a few names, along with a slue of defensive linemen.
However, the Giants have gotten some encouragement. Hakeem Nicks, New York’s star wideout practiced back with the team for the first time since suffering a broken foot. He suffered the injury in OTAs.
Nicks participated in some team drills and was in on about half of the first team snaps. There was some concern regarding Nicks’ injury. The initial break was thought to be one that could hamper him into the early part of the season, but Nicks appears to have a made a pretty quick recovery.
Along with Nicks participation in practice for the first time this pre-season was a familiar figure riding a bike in the background…It was Shaun Rogers. It was reported last week that due to blood clots in his lower legs Shaun would be lost for the season. But as the Giants signed players last week to fill some wholes, they didn’t place Rogers on IR, which would be the logical thing to do if he were indeed done for the season. Instead the Giants and Rogers sought a second opinion on his medical situation, and he might not be lost after all.
So, while the injury bug still bites players like Will Beatty, Michael Boley, and Jayron Hosley, there just might be some good news on the horizon to offset some of the bad.