Originally written August 17, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
The New York Giants have had more than their fair share of injuries during training camp this year. They finally got some good news Friday when head coach Tom Coughlin announced that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and defensive end Justin Tuck will both play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com. Nicks, who was bothered by a knee injury most of last season, has been dealing with a groin injury that forced him to sit out of last week's 18-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tuck also missed last week's game with a back injury. It is safe to assume that Nicks and Tuck would not play Sunday if they weren't 100% healthy. So it is great news for the Giants that they have two of their most important players back. Nicks is a great possession receiver who forces defenses to pay attention to him which also opens the door for fellow wide receiver Victor Cruz to make some explosive plays. When healthy and playing at his best, Tuck is one of the premier pass rushers in the league. Add a healthy Jason Pierre-Paul to the equation and they are a nightmare for opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks. Coughlin said that he has been "encouraged" by Pierre-Paul's progress as he recovers from back surgery. However, his status for Week 1 is sill up in the air. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

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