New York Giants Welcome Back Victor Cruz To Practice Today
Oct 23, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz (80) is defended by Los Angeles Rams strong safety T.J. McDonald (25) on a 25-yard reception during game 16 of the NFL International Series at Twickenham Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After missing the New York Giants’ Monday Night game against the Bengals, Victor Cruz is officially expected to play this Sunday at home.

After injuring his ankle in the New York Giants‘ win at home against the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago, WR Victor Cruz is on pace to start opposite WR Odell Beckham Jr. this week against the Bears.

“Injury is doing well,” Cruz told after getting some reps in with the offense today. “Practice and everything feels good running around and making plays.”

The Bears already weak secondary will enable coaches to work Cruz back into the lineup slowly. At 6-3, the last thing the Giants want to do is lose one of their top playmakers for longer than necessary.

But after Cruz missed large portions of the last two seasons due to injuries, he just wants to be out on the field, doing what he can to help the team.

“Obviously you want to play Monday night and go out there with your team and help them win,” Cruz said. “It was coach’s decision, and (it) probably worked out better in the long run.”

QB Eli Manning will be ecstatic to have his long-time teammate in Cruz back after some of the Giants younger receivers had some communication issues with Manning throughout last Monday’s game against the Bengals.

“Sunday, 1 o’clock, I plan on being out there helping my team win,” Cruz said.

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