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 early Thursday. Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal of his right foot as he was running a route during individual drills. Nicks is scheduled to have surgery Friday 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.
FF Today's Take:The early prognosis suggests that Nicks will be ready to return just prior to the start of the NFL season but it's highly unlikely that he'll be in game shape. Second round selection Rueben Randle is a talented receiver and could be thrust into a starting role for the first game or two alongside Victor Cruz if Nicks is still recovering.