Victor Cruz has been the most dependable offensive weapon that the Giants have had this season. However, the Giants held him out of Wednesday's practice due to a hit he took to his neck against the Eagles on October 27th.
While Cruz returned to that game and finished it, the Giants are being cautious with Cruz's neck. Coach Tom Coughlin said that Cruz's neck is an "issue" but also stressed that Cruz hasn't suffered any setbacks, per the New York Post:
“I wouldn’t call it a setback, but when a guy’s not practicing, obviously it’s an issue,’’ coach Tom Coughlin said Wednesday. “They’re just gonna hold him to make sure he doesn’t have any further incidents today. He feels better, quite frankly. I think he probably could practice if we really needed him to practice today but we’re going to error on the side of precaution here in hopes that he will be prepared to go tomorrow.’’
The Giants don't want to even think about there being a game without Victor Cruz on the field, so the precautions are warranted here. Cruz leads the team in receptions and receiving yards, while being tied for the most touchdown receptions on the team. He has done all that could be asked of him, and if he needs to miss a couple of practices to heal his neck, so be it.