New York Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks is expected to be sidelined up to three months after breaking his right foot at a team organized activity (OTA) early Thursday.
Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot as he was running a route during individual drills, the team said in a release later in the afternoon.
Nicks is scheduled to have surgery today to have a screw inserted into the broken bone. The procedure will be performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C. The expected recovery time for Nicks is approximately 12 weeks.
New York is scheduled to report to training camp at the University at Albany on July 26, and Nicks is likely to miss much of training camp.
The fifth metatarsal generally takes a long time to heal because there isn’t a lot of blood flow to the area.
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