New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a neck injury in Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles, as he was hit viciously on a body-slam kind of play by cornerback Bradley Fletcher and another Eagles defender. Cruz needed to be sent to the locker room for X-rays following the injury, and it looked like he was in a huge amount of pain. Sometimes it’s funny how injuries work, because Cruz was able to return to the game without missing a significant chunk of time despite the fact that the injury looked serious initially.
Not only did Cruz get past the injury scare, but he was also quite productive with seven receptions for 86 yards. He looked excellent moving the chains for the Giants in the victory, and it was impressive to watch how precise some of his routes were. Cruz rarely made a bad play in that game, and it was a relief to watch him get back to work at that level following the injury.
That’s why it’s no surprise to see the Newark Star-Ledger’s Conor Orr report that Victor Cruz is practicing today for the New York Giants, and he is guaranteed to play against this week’s game against the Oakland Raiders. Cruz has had a bye week to recover from the injury, so there should be no doubts regarding his status going forward.