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Monday, October 22, 2012
Injury Report: Nicks battling back

By Ian Begley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Hakeem Nicks' knee and foot injuries are getting better, but the Giants' No. 1 wideout continues to play in discomfort.

"I think he gets a little bit better each week. I think he's mentally better," Coughlin said. "But I don't know that he's always physically able to do the things he really wants to do or we want him to do. But he seemed to come out of (the Washington game) OK."

Nicks had five catches for 53 yards against the Redskins. He was targeted 10 times.

Nicks missed three weeks earlier in the season because of discomfort in his surgically-repaired foot and knee. He returned in the Giants' Week 6 win over San Francisco and had three catches for 44 yards.

He said after the San Francisco game he expected his injuries to improve week to week.

"I feel good," Nicks said. "I know it will get better as weeks go on. I didn't expect to come out here and be great, great my first game back, but I know it will get better by next week and (the) week after that and it just takes time."

BRADSHAW'S FOOT OK: Coughlin said that running back Ahmad Bradshaw's foot was "OK" after the Redskins game.

Bradshaw was listed as questionable coming into the game due to a foot injury. He has played through injuries to both of his feet at various points throughout his six-year career.

CANTY, BECKUM, ETC.: Chris Canty, who returned from the Physically Unable to Perform list last week, made it through the Washington game without aggravating his knee injury, Coughlin said.

The coach added that tight end Travis Beckum, who has been on the PUP list while rehabbing from ACL surgery, may be activated this week. Coughlin said the Giants' medical staff needed another day to make a decision on Beckum. ... LB Jacquian Williams (knee) and S Kenny Phillips (knee) both sat out of the Washington game. The Giants are taking a "wait-and-see" approach with both Williams and Phillips this week in practice.