Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks will not play Thursday night against the Panthers, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Nicks, who broke a bone in his right foot this offseason, was originally listed as questionable for the game but was later downgraded to out. He did not participate in this morning's jog-through and did not travel to North Carolina, according the team.
Both Nicks and coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday that Nicks would play this week. He did not practice Tuesday, which Coughlin said was a planned rest day. Nicks has been playing through pain in his foot, and that pain was aggravated in Sunday's game, when Bucs safety Mark Barron accidentally stepped on his injured foot.