New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks Has Knee Evaluated: Here We Go Again

Jeff ShullAnalyst ISeptember 12, 2011

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 11:  Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants catches a 68-yard reception in the first quarter in front of Kevin Barnes #22 of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As if the New York Giants needed any more bad news, Hakeem Nicks apparently had his knee evaluated this morning after hurting it in the season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins yesterday.

He also hurt his wrist during the game, but the MRI came back negative after the game.

According to multiple reports on Twitter, the Giants star wide receiver is fine and at the facility for practice. Mike Garafolo first reported this, followed by another tweet that a source within the organization said it is nothing more than a bone bruise.

The fact that Nicks was able to play the entire game is encouraging, but Tom Coughlin mentioned he's having the knee evaluated because of some swelling this morning.

"He's being evaluated right now. We know that he does have some type of injury there. Don't know what it is or to what extent. Just the fact that it was swollen today,"

Every Giants fan is likely cringing while reading this; the Giants have had the worst luck when it comes to knee injuries.

They are without Terrell Thomas, Jonathan Goff, Clint Sintim and Brian Witherspoon because of torn ACLs, and Osi Umenyiora is likely going to miss another game with his MCL problems.

Oh, and Prince Amukamara and Justin Tuck missed this Sunday's game as well. If Hakeem Nicks is forced to miss any time, the Giants will struggle to score points, more so then they did on Sunday.