Injury Won’t Stop Victor Cruz From Playing In New York Giants Season Opener

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With his protective boot gone, Victor Cruz said his bruised heel will not be a problem as the New York Giants receiver expects to play in the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys Sept. 8.

"Feeling good," Cruz said Tuesday, a day after the boot came off his injured left foot. "It's been better, feels a lot better, a lot of the swelling has gone down. Obviously, looking forward to better days coming."

Cruz was sidelined more than a week after hurting his heel in a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts Aug. 18. He jumped to catch a pass from Eli Manning on the opening series and a defender landed on his foot. Two days later, he used crutches to walk to the podium with his foot in a boot.

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