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Nicks sees no limits for himself on Sunday

Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants

Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants hauls in a touchdown pass in the third quarter against Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers. (Dec. 4, 2011) Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Hakeem Nicks had said earlier in the week that he may have to adjust his game to accommodate his hamstring injury. Fewer deep routes, less of a reliance on speed.

Today, though, after testing the hamstring on the practice field for the first time this week, he said he’ll have no limitations in Sunday’s game.

“I’ll be out there,” he said. “I think I can get that (burst) and we still have a day and a half to go. With me treating it and taking care of it, I think that will be fine.”

Tom Coughlin said he does not want to have gameplan around Nicks’ injury.

“I want to let him play,” Coughlin said. “Let him play the game … I’m confident he’s going to give it all he’s got. He wants to play in the worst way.”

Nicks is listed as probable for the game along with RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and WR Mario Manningham (knee). DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) is questionable. All are expected to play.

“Today in practice that was the test to see where I’m really at,” Nicks said. “I handled it pretty good, there weren’t any setbacks, so I’m looking forward to Sunday night.”

TE Jake Ballard (knee) and LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) were the only Giants ruled out for the game.
 

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