Giants' Eli Apple and Victor Cruz day-to-day with injuries

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants first-round draft pick Eli Apple has a strained knee and his status is being listed as day to day.

Coach Ben McAdoo also said Sunday that wide receiver Victor Cruz is still being bothered by a groin problem and is day to day.

Apple was hurt in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins. The former Ohio State cornerback had an MRI on Saturday. He watched practice on Sunday.

''I am fine,'' Apple said when asked if there was any swelling in his knee. ''It was just an uncomfortable feeling. I just wanted to make sure to do what you have to do to get back to 100 percent.''

Cruz, who missed all of last season with a calf injury and was limited to six games in 2014 by a knee injury, aggravated his groin in practice last week. He did not play against the Dolphins.

''He'll get treatment tonight, and then we'll take a look at him tomorrow and see how he's feeling,'' McAdoo said.

Cruz was not available to comment on his injury.

Wide receiver Geremy Davis, who hurt his hamstring on Friday night, did not practice Sunday. Linebacker Keenan Robinson returned to practice after missing Friday's game because of a hamstring injury.

Third-year defensive tackle Jay Bromley was taken off the physically unable to perform list after missing the first two weeks of training camp. He had surgery on his ankle to remove bone spurs this spring.

''It got to the point where it was just really aggravated and I really couldn't deal with it on a day to day basis,'' Bromley said. ''I went out there today and it felt great, so it was necessary.''

NOTES: OL Adam Gettis had a bad preseason game and was demoted to the third-string line. ''Adam is going to have to fight his way back into the mix,'' McAdoo said. ... Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib also struggled in making a start. ''He's a pro,'' McAdoo said. ''He's a guy that is going to come in, he's going to prepare, he's going to go about his business the right way, and attack practice the same way he always has.''


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