Giants WR Hakeem Nicks said he "definitely" did not have a setback. He needed to elevate the knee and stay off of it, and the swelling went down when he did. Sitting out through next week's bye week was never suggested or considered, Nicks said.
Nicks has also been dealing with a foot injury -- a broken bone sustained this offseason -- but said he's at the point where he handles the foot "a lot better" than the knee.
Nicks, who had just one catch for 10 yards last week, is confident he'll return to his usual productivity. He said the coaches have noticed that he's running better each week.
"It might be this game, you never know," he said. "It’s coming, though. I feel myself getting better, trusting myself a little bit more each game. It’s definitely coming."
It may very well be coming, but it's hard to believe that Nicks is getting back to his old self when he's missing practice with swelling in his knee.