Giants WR Cruz leaves with neck injury, returns

The Associated Press
Giants WR Cruz leaves with neck injury, returns
Trainers check on New York Giants' Victor Cruz during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz briefly left Sunday's game against Philadelphia and needed X-rays on his neck.

But he returned to the field in the fourth quarter.

Cruz left in the third quarter with New York leading the Eagles 12-0. Cruz had five catches for 64 yards. He appeared to be hurt when he was slammed to the ground after a catch.

Cruz is New York's top receiver and entered the game leading the team in catches and yards, and had four touchdowns.

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