Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot while running a route and is expected to miss about 12 weeks, the team announced. Nicks will undergo surgery on Friday to have a screw inserted in the bone. Noted foot and ankle specialist Robert Anderson will perform the procedure in Charlotte, N.C.
The anticipated time frame for Nicks' recovery means he'll be out of action until mid-August, or about half of the preseason.
Rookie WR Rueben Randle will benefit from extra reps in OTAs and training camp, but barring a setback, expect Nicks and Victor Cruz to be the Giants top two WRs come Week 1.