Coughlin is always vague about injuries. He wants 1 of 2 things:
A) The other team to prepare for their guy to be playing (Nicks) and he really doesnt..throwing the other team off
B) Have the other team expecting a back-up, when our guy (Nicks) really is going to play...also throwing the other team off
C.) The coaches have no idea and are just as confused as the fans.
If i had to guess, this would be a case of the B's.
Trust me Harbough is prepping for Nicks and will be thrilled if he's wrong..