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Sunday, September 15, 2013
Giants injury report: Nicks survives scare

By Dan Graziano

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eli Manning's pass on third-and-6 from the New York Giants' 49-yard line early in the second quarter hit Hakeem Nicks right in the hands, which made it odd that Nicks didn't catch it. Not only did he not catch it, but he ran off the field in agony, holding his left hand. He would later explain that he'd dislocated the middle finger on that hand, to the point at which the knuckle was facing downward. So you can see why it looked so painful. Assuredly, it was.

Fortunately for the Giants, it was a simple dislocation that team medical personnel were able to reduce on the spot, and Nicks was back in the game on the Giants' next possession. He caught three passes for 60 yards after the injury, and there's no reason to expect it to be a lingering issue.

"I think he's fine," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "He dislocated it, they put it back in and he came back into the game.

Football, you see. Tough-guy sport.

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