New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and safety Kenny Phillips each missed practice Thursday due to knee injuries, while linebacker Jacquian Williams, who’s been out since Oct., suited up for the second day in a row.
Nicks didn’t appear on the team’s initial injury report and was able to practice Wednesday. However, the wide receiver was dealing with swelling in his knee, something that’s hampered him throughout the season, and he did not practice Thursday. Coach Tom Coughlin didn’t offer many details other than to say he’s hopeful the swelling subsides.
"It's always a concern," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. "But hopefully it will subside and he'll be ready to go."
Phillips is also sore, according to Coughlin. The safety played last week and didn’t suffer a setback. The soreness is just something Phillips is “dealing with,” so it remains to be seen what his availability will be like this weekend when the Giants take on the New Orleans Saints.
Williams has been out since Oct. 14 but was able to practice at a limited capacity for the second day in a row Thursday. He’s poised to make his return against the Saints.