49ers Vs Giants: Hakeem Nicks, Jake Ballard Battling Injuries

The New York Giants have a few injury concerns as they head into the weekend and their huge matchup with the 49ers at Candlestick Park. Three key players in particular have attached question marks, center David Baas, tight end Jake Ballard, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. Baas is out with flu-like symptoms, Ballard with a knee issue, and Nicks with an ankle injury.

Paul Gutierrez of CSN Sportsnet reports:

Officially, Ballard was listed as "questionable" after undergoing an undisclosed procedure on a knee that coach Tom Coughlin told reporters was not surgical.

Perhaps more troubling for New York was the fact that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was added to the report after rolling his ankle while running an in cut on a route.

The team listed Nicks as limited but he's officially probable for Sunday.

So, just how serious is Nicks' injury?

"Rolled it a little bit," Nicks said, who added that he's been dealing with a tricky ankle for years, and rolls it twice a season. "Same one. Same one I rolled earlier in the season. Same one I always roll."

Looks like it may slow him a touch, but will likely not keep him out of the game.

For more news and notes on the 49ers, head over to Niners Nation. For the Giants side of things, make sure to head over to Big Blue View.

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