Hakeem Nicks: “My Career Counts” On Being Healthy

The New York Giants expect to have a key part of their offense back at practice on Tuesday.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has been sidelined by a groin injury, an absence that has frustrated coach Tom Coughlin after watching Nicks struggle through injuries that sapped him of some of his productivity last season. Nicks, who also skipped the team’s voluntary workouts in the spring, said Monday that he plans on returning to practice on Tuesday and hopes to play in Saturday’s preseason opener, but the impending free agent also explained why he’s prioritizing staying healthy.

“It’s important,” Nicks said, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com. “My career counts on it, this season counts on it. The offense, just being what I am to the team, I think it is going to make a big difference.”

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk