EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Oft-injured Victor Cruz isn't giving up on his hope to play for the New York Giants.

The 29-year-old wide receiver remained optimistic Wednesday despite being sidelined the past few days by a groin injury.

The latest injury has many wondering whether Cruz is starting another phase of getting close to playing and then having a setback. He missed all of last season with a calf injury and was limited to six games in 2014 by a knee injury sustained against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Cruz participated fully when the Giants opened training camp late last month, but his workload was dialed back after a week as a precaution. He did not play in the preseason opener on Friday against Miami.

Giants general manager Jerry Reese recently said he wants to see Cruz play in two preseason games.

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