Now, don't go gasping for air just yet, but WR Hakeem Nicks was injured during afternoon practice and will undergo an MRI on his right knee. Already struggling after offseason surgery on his toe, Nicks was said to have hyper-extended the knee.
Have to wait for the results to come back, but hopefully it won't turn into the torn ACL that followed the staff's initial hyper-extension appraisal of Domenik Hixon's season-ending injury. And it would be a shame if Nicks, definitely a star in the making, had his sophomore season cut short because of this.
Some good news, however, concerning Shaun O'Hara's MRI. The pictures showed no significant damage to his swollen left ankle, so it's a matter of time before he gets back to practice. It's a chronic condition that needs regular treatment.
Don't look now, but Lawrence Tynes was 8-for-8 in placements, including a 47-yard field goal, in the afternoon practice.