After only three plays last night the Giants had two players heading inside for X-rays. It was that kind of evening for the Giants who lost receiver Victor Cruz and center David Baas early in their 20-12 preseason loss to the Colts.
There were some tense moments before the X-rays came back negative but that doesn’t mean the Giants got out unscathed. Cruz has what the Giants are calling a bruised heel and offered no time frame for his return. It is quite likely he is done for the preseason.
“He runs to make his living and he obviously has an issue with his heel’’ coach Tom Coughlin said. “Hopefully it’s not going to be a long thing.”
Baas’ left knee injury has been initially diagnosed as a sprained medial collateral ligament usually a three-to-five-week injury making it unlikely he will be available for the Sept. 8 season-opener in Dallas. That could start an offensive line chain reaction that moves Kevin Boothe to center David Diehl to left guard and rookie Justin Pugh to right t...