Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/4/11
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks appears very unlikely to take the field against the New England Patriots Sunday at Gillette Stadium. When a player starts saying things like, "you have to be smart about it," it's a clear indication he's not going to be able to get on the field as quickly as he wants to, the New York Post reported Friday. "My mentality is I always like to bounce back pretty quick from injuries, but this is something you got to be smart about," Nicks said Thursday. "We got a long season ahead of us so I don't want to [make it worse.] If I had to sit one week and come back the following week, I'd rather take that than trying to play this one week and being out for a while. I just got to be smart about the whole situation." Nicks came out of last week's victory over the Miami Dolphins with a slightly strained right hamstring. The good news for Nicks is that the strain is in the middle of the hamstring and not higher up, which is more damaging. The bad news...
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