Giants’ Nicks to Miss Panthers Game Along With Bradshaw, Diehl

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will miss the team’s game tonight at the Carolina Panthers because of a foot injury.

Nicks was ruled out along with running back Ahmad Bradshaw, wide receiver Domenik Hixon and offensive tackle David Diehl.

Nicks, who was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report earlier yesterday, didn’t travel to the game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Giants said on Twitter. Bradshaw, Hixon and Diehl already were listed as out.

Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot in May while running a route during practice. He had a screw surgically inserted in the bone and was activated from the physically unable to perform list in August.

He caught 10 passes for 199 yards and a score in the Giants’ 41-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 16, noticeably limping after the game. He hasn’t practiced since. Nicks has 14 catches for 237 yards in two games this season, second on the team to Victor Cruz, who has the same number of yards and 17 receptions.

Bradshaw sprained his neck in the win over the Buccaneers, rushing for 16 yards on five carries before the first-half injury. He has a touchdown and 94 yards on 22 carries this season.

Hixon, who had one catch for 12 yards before suffering a concussion, and Diehl, who injured the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, also didn’t play in the second half against Tampa Bay.

Diehl started all 16 regular-season games for the Giants last season. Since being drafted in the fifth round by New York in 2003, he’s failed to start just four games, all during the 2010 National Football League season.

Defensive end Adewale Ojomo, with a hamstring injury, also will miss the game, the team said.

Both the Giants and Panthers, who beat the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, are 1-1 this season.

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