Aug 7, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs a route during team practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants say Victor Cruz's injury is a jammed heel


In addition to losing center David Baas, the New York Giants also lost star wide receiver Victor Cruz in Sunday night’s preseason tilt against the Indianapolis Colts.

While initial x-ray’s were deemed negative, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin suggested in his post game press conference that the salsa dancing Cruz suffered a jammed heel.

Per Ohm Youngmisuk:

Coughlin says Cruz jammed his heel and is sore. He says has no more information on Cruz and Baas. He hopes it’s not a long thing with VC

While we’re bound to know more on the injury in the coming hours/days, if Cruz’s injury is nothing more than a jammed heel he’s likely to be just fine for Week 1. Of course, the Giants will be overly cautious with their recently re-signed wideout and wanting to take no chances, Cruz will most likely miss the Giants’ third preseason game this coming week.

The 2012 Pro Bowl wide receiver is coming off a career high in catches with 86. Cruz also hauled in 10 touchdowns last season, another career high.

He’s hopeful to improve upon both this season.

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