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New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks Has Surgery

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When healthy, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has proven to be one of the top players in the league, but an injury early in the 2012 season to his knee prevented him from living up to his true potential as he finished the year with just 53 catches for 692 yards and three touchdowns while appearing in 13 games. Now, the Giants hope an arthroscopic surgery on his knee will help him return to his old form for the 2013 season.

Just take a look at the numbers displayed by Nicks from 2010-11 and it’s clear he’s capable of being one of the league’s top wide receivers. After winning the Super Bowl from the 2011 season, New York failed to even make the playoffs last year and will be anxious to bounce back in 2013 to prove they have what it takes to compete with the best in the NFC East.

If the Giants are going to return to the playoffs, a healthy Nicks could play a big role in making it happen. As mentioned before, Nicks is capable of being one of the league’s top wide receivers when healthy and is difficult for any opponent to defend.

Now that he’s had surgery to take care of the knee that bothered him throughout the 2012 season–let’s hope he’ll be back at full strength heading into 2013 wihtout any problems. Otherwise, New York could spend January watching the playoffs from home like they did last season–which is obviously the last thing they want to see happen.

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