Injured Nicks, Baas miss Giants' first Super Bowl practice

Veteran wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams were among seven New York Giants players who missed Thursday's practice, the first for Super Bowl XLVI.

Nicks and center David Baaswere injured during the Giants' victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. The Giants listed Williams, their fastest linebacker, with a foot injury.

"Just resting my body, getting my body back and ready. It's a little beat up," said Nicks, who hurt his shoulder.

Also out were Baas (abdomen-neck), linebacker Chase Blackburn (calf), backup cornerback Will Blackmon (knee), running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring).

Bradshaw and Webster have had their injuries for weeks, and it hasn't stopped them from playing.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin expects all his injured players to be ready for the Super Bowl.

"Trying to be smart," Coughlin said. "Trying not to aggravate something that's there."

Baas told reporters that, in addition to the abdominal contusion he suffered Sunday, he's being treated for a neck injury but expects to practice Friday, according to The Star-Ledger, which also reported that defensive end Osi Umenyiorawas limited.

Backup safety Tyler Sash practiced Thursday after passing the concussion protocol for a blow he took Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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