Wide receiver Victor Cruz expressed optimism earlier in the week that his sprained ankle would not sideline him on Monday when the New York Giants face the Cincinnati Bengals. Cruz, however, did not practice on Thursday as the Giants began on-field preparations for the Monday Night Football encounter.
“I want to play in every game, but we will see how it goes, see how it feels tomorrow and then take it from there,” Cruz said after practice. “No swelling. There is no discoloration. There is nothing like that. There is just some soreness there. I don’t want to do anything until that soreness goes away.”
Cruz, Justin Pugh (knee) and defensive end Kerry Wynn (concussion) did not practice. Pugh is expected to miss a few weeks. Wynn, who did not play against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, has apparently not been cleared from the league’s concussion protocol.
Safety Andrew Adams, who has started the last five games, was listed as a limited participant with a shoulder injury. Adams, of course, took over when Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe were sidelined.
Giants’ Thursday Injury List
Did Not Practice
WR Victor Cruz (Ankle)
OG Justin Pugh (Knee)
DE Kerry Wynn (Concussion)
S Andrew Adams (Shoulder)
QB Ryan Nassib (Elbow)