Nicks underwent surgery recently to repair a fractured bone in his foot and is expected to miss approximately three months. Training camp begins July 26, which means Nicks feels he'll be ready after only two months of rehab. He has steadfastly claimed that he is a quick healer.
On the other hand, he does not want to rush back too soon in fear of injuring himself further. WR Domenik Hixon had a similar injury and it took the full 12 weeks for the injury to heal. Rookie CB Prince Amukamara's foot fracture took nearly four months.
"The doctor said that he had people come back as early as four weeks, six weeks to eight weeks. It really just ranges. You just don't want any setbacks," said Nicks, who currently has his foot is in a walking boot. "If it takes me 12 weeks, that's what they're giving me so I think that's what we're going to go by. But my goal is always to come back earlier and we just don't want any setbacks. We just have to play it smart and get ready for the season."
You can bet the Giants will play it smart, too. Nicks is too valuable to the team to gamble with. That is an understatement.
From Geico SportsNite: