After not playing since 2014 due to a series of nagging injuries, the last thing Victor Cruz would want is another injury to deal with. Unfortunately, the veteran wide receiver has some tightness in his groin and may have to sit out of the New York Giants preseason opener at MetLife Stadium against the New England Patriots. Despite the tightness, Cruz doesn’t seem too concerned about the injury.
“I just have to get in the training room, ice it up and it’ll be alright,” noted Cruz.
Despite this minor setback, Cruz claims that his body has felt great, especially after the toughest week of practice of the preseason.
“[I’ve had] No pain, no ailments or anything like that, so my body has been good and responding well to the wear and tear of camp, so I’m excited about that,” said New York's injured wideout.
As for Friday night, Cruz’s status remains unclear, and he’ll likely know whether or not he’s good to go sometime after Thursday’s practice. “I’m sure it clouds it up a bit,” Cruz said when asked about if this injury complicates his status for Friday. If he plays, Giants fans will be happy, but they shouldn’t be too upset if he doesn’t. Yes, it would be nice to see him back in uniform at MetLife, but it isn’t worth the risk of aggravating a nagging injury a turning it into a serious one.
“I just have to listen to my body and make sure I’m going about this the right way,” Cruz told the media on Thursday. “I don’t want to ignore something and then have another major setback.”