Hakeem Nicks was on his way to Hawaii
“When you got your top two receivers out, that is always a big blow, but we learn how to fight through it. Other guys got to step up and we got to run the ball and get guys open. I got to play great football.”
-Eli Manning, concerning the issue of being without Nicks and Smith
The Giants announced Monday that #1 wideout Hakeem Nicks will be sidelined for the next three weeks with swelling in his lower right leg.
Nicks took a hit in the leg during the 27-17 defeat in Philly on Sunday night and is being treated for compartment syndrome, or swelling in the lower leg that compresses nerves and blood vessels.
According to the club, Nicks underwent a fasciotomy at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday. Compartment syndrome can lead to muscle and nerve damage if not treated immediately.