Wide receiver Victor Cruz was held out of Giants practice on Monday after a Sunday return to the field ended with Cruz’s injured groin still bothering him after several days on the sideline.
Cruz on the side watching practice has been standard operating procedure for the Giants since he tore his patellar tendon during the 2014 season. The questions raised by the long run of injuries were clear during an appearance by General Manager Jerry Reese on WFAN.
“We’re still not giving up on Cruz,” Reese said, via the New York Daily News. “Hopefully, he’ll make it back.”
Head coach Ben McAdoo said he had a conversation that McAdoo said centered on “some different things that may be able to help” Cruz moving forward, but declined to say what they discussed. The hope is that Cruz will be able to do something on the field Wednesday and he’ll probably need to be a consistent presence at practice in the weeks to come for Reese to stick with the plan he outlined on Monday.