Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/24/12

For the next three months, the New York Giants will be without their star receiver.

(And, no, I don’t mean Victor Cruz.)

According to multiple reports, Hakeem Nicks suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot during OTAs Thursday, and will be sidelined for 12 weeks.

The injury, of the non-contact variety, occurred when Nicks was running routes during individual drills. He will undergo surgery Friday at the hands of noted foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who will place a stabilizing screw in the foot of the 24-year-old.

If the recovery time is accurate, Nicks would miss a good chunk of training camp, and possibly some of the preseason. Assuming no setbacks, however, he should be available for Opening Day, but at what capacity is anyone’s guess.

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