EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On December 5, the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins without contributions from Hakeem Nicks and Steve Smith, who were injured and inactive.
The rematch will be Sunday in FedEx Field and the Giants could again be without the services of either of those standout wide receivers. Smith is definitely out, having been placed on injured reserve on December 17 after suffering a knee injury. Now Nicks, who earlier missed two games because of compartment syndrome in his left leg, has a broken left big toe.
"He can't play today," Coach Tom Coughlin said at a news conference this morning. How about Sunday? "I doubt it," Coughlin said.
Despite missing those games, Nicks leads the Giants with 79 receptions for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Center Shaun O'Hara aggravated his Achilles injury in Sunday's loss in Green Bay.
"He's sore today and won't work," Coughlin said. "He did see the doctor yesterday and we'll have to see."
Cornerback Corey Webster won't practice today because of sore ribs, but Coughlin is hopeful he will return tomorrow.
Also listed on the Giants' early injury report are running back Ahmad Bradshaw (ankle); defensive ends Justin Tuck (chest), Osi Umenyiora (knee) and Dave Tollefson (knee); defensive tackle Chris Canty (neck); safety Antrel Rolle (ankle); and return specialist Will Blackmon (knee).