Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks missed Thursday's practice with a sore knee.
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks continues to battle injuries this season. The team held Nicks out of Thursday's practice with a sore knee despite removing him from the injury report on Wednesday.
Nicks suffered a sprained MCL in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that forced him to miss the following three games. Despite his constant presence on the injury report since the original injury, Nicks has been able to participate in the past seven games.
New York is 7-5 on the season, and has a one-game lead in the NFC East over the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants will host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, and needs to win the game to keep their hold on the division.