Wide receiver Victor Cruz, who missed Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with an ankle injury, practiced on a limited basis for the New York Giants on Thursday. In a hopeful sign for their injury-ravaged offensive line, reserve guard Adam Gettis (calf) also practiced on a limited basis.
Cruz told reporters he “absolutely” expects to play.
“I practiced today and everything feels good. I was running around, making some plays, so everything is feeling good,” he said.
Gettis is one of three injured Giants’ offensive linemen, with Justin Pugh (knee) and Brett Jones (calf) being the others. Pugh and Jones did not practice Thursday. Running back Orleans Darkwa (lower leg) also did not practice.
Kick returner Dwayne Harris (toe) was limited.
Did Not Practice
OL Brett Jones (calf)
OL Justin Pugh (knee)
RB Orleans Darkwa (lower leg)
WR Victor Cruz (ankle)
OL Adam Gettis (calf)
KR/WR Dwayne Harris (toe)
Pugh is the Giants starting left guard and best lineman. Jones replaced him Monday in the starting lineup, then a combination of Newhouse and Gettis replaced Jones. What will happen Sunday still seems to be up in the air.