Hakeem Nicks says he'll have MRI

Updated: October 31, 2011, 4:45 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will undergo an MRI on Monday and may get X-rays taken as well after straining his right hamstring late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins, he told reporters after the game.

"It was late in the game, but I don't remember which play it was," Nicks said. "It felt like a cramp that didn't go anywhere in one spot in my hamstring, but we'll see how it feels in the morning."

The Giants can ill-afford to be without Nicks, their best playmaking threat in the passing game, for any significant period of time. The 23-year-old finished with six catches for 67 yards before leaving Sunday's game with about two minutes remaining in the fourth. He did not return.

Nicks suffered a knee injury in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins, but he did not miss any time as a result. He has also dealt with injuries in the past. He's missed a combined five games the last two seasons.

In seven games this season, Nicks has 38 catches for 575 yards and three touchdowns.

Also on the injury front, center David Baas and defensive end Osi Umenyiora underwent X-rays after the game.

Baas says he has a right knee issue, which caused him to miss some time in the second quarter, but he came right back in the game. He plans to ice his knee when he returns home on Sunday night, and he will have further tests Monday.

Baas has already dealt with a neck burner earlier this season that caused him to miss the Giants' loss to Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 9.

As for Umenyiora, he declined to disclose why he went for X-rays.

Right guard Chris Snee played Sunday for the first time after suffering a concussion which kept him out of the team's Week 6 victory against the Buffalo Bills.

"I feel good," Snee said.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributer to ESPNNewYork.com.

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