First there was concern then relief and now it seems we've circled back. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left Sunday's preseason game against the Colts with what was later described as a bruised heel. The X-rays were negative and the hope was that he would be ready to play in the season opener.

And that's still the plan even though when Cruz met the media Tuesday he was on crutches and wearing a walking boot. Not exactly how you want to see your No. 1 receiver with the regular season three weeks away. Turns out the accessories are just precautionary.

“Once the swelling goes down I think I'll be okay" Cruz said via NFL Network's Kimberly Jones. "Hopefully I can be ready before two weeks from now. I do envision playing against Cowboys in opener.”