Victor Cruz heads to Giants locker room with neck injury, returns to game

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The Giants are still up 12-0 in Philadelphia, but their smiles are a little less wide in the third quarter.

Wide receiver Victor Cruz has returned to the locker room after he was slammed to the ground by Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher after a catch. Cruz landed very hard after being lifted off the ground by Fletcher, although there was no flag thrown on the play.

Cruz  stayed down and then walked off the field into the locker room under his own power. According to the Giants, he’s getting x-rays on his neck and there’s been no determination about his chances of returning. We’d bet that it is unlikely given the impact of the hit and the fact that neck injuries aren’t things to be taken lightly.

Cruz had five catches for 64 yards before leaving the game.

UPDATE 3:12 p.m. ET: Cruz’s x-rays were negative and he has returned to the game for the Giants, who continue to lead 12-0 in the fourth quarter.