Victor Cruz WR NYG 2 weeks ago12 Comments

Cruz (knee) relayed Tuesday that he was "75-to-80 percent" healthy, Jordan Raanan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Cruz has been testing his knee by cutting and running routes, but he's not yet to the point in his recovery where he can practice his techniques against defensive backs. The 28-year-old wideout is working his way back from a patellar tendon tear and remains optimistic that he'll be ready to go for Week 1.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 1 month ago3 Comments

Cruz, who is bouncing back from a patellar tendon tear, believes that he will be available to play in Week 1, NFL.com reports.

At this stage, Cruz isn't cutting on his knee just yet, but he has been running in a straight line for about a month now, which lends some plausibility to his optimism on that front. With that in mind, Cruz notes, "there's zero doubts that I'll be playing in that first game." Such a notion is echoed by GM Jerry Reese, who indicated Thursday that Cruz has "looked good, he's running pretty good, right now and he's scheduled to be back ready for the opener for us." That said, Reese cautioned, "until you get out there and turn it loose, you never know what a guy is going to do. But he looks great right now." With Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle also in the team's wideout mix, the Giants can probably afford to ease Cruz back in, but either way, it's encouraging to see Cruz heading in the right direction in the wake of the serious knee injury that he sustained in Week 6 of the 2014 season.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 2 months ago17 Comments

Coach Tom Coughlin relayed Wednesday that he saw Cruz (knee) do some running recently, noting that the wideout looks lighter and in shape, Newsday reports.

While Coughlin remains optimistic that Cruz will bounce back well from his torn patellar tendon, a firm timetable for the wideout's return to game action has yet to be solidified. "I'd be careful of what I would say there," Coughlin said. "Hopefully it's the first game, but, you know what, if it isn't, we've done that one before. We just went through it." Coughlin was, of course, referring to how Odell Beckham Jr. was sidelined for the first few weeks of the 2014 season, before returning to make a significant impact as the season progressed. Either way, the report suggests that the hope continues to be that Cruz will participate in training camp this summer, in some capacity.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 3 months ago8 Comments

Giants general manager Jerry Reese said he got a positive report from team doctors on Cruz (knee), Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.Reese also said the Giants, "can't put all your eggs in that basket", hinting that the team will still consider wide receivers in the draft. It would still be surprising if the Giants use a first or second-round pick on a wideout, with Cruz, Odell Beckham and Reuben Randle all under contract through 2015. Cruz is expected back for the start of the 2015 season, and while he'll no longer be Big Blue's top receiving threat, he still figures to have a major role in the offense, assuming his rehab goes well.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 6 months ago15 Comments

Cruz (knee) is off crutches and vows to be back for the start of 2015, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Cruz still has a 4-6 month rehab ahead of him, but barring setbacks should be ready in training camp. It remains to be seen whether the injury will cost him any of his trademark quickness, however.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 7 months ago

Cruz was provided a window of 4-to-8 months for his rehabilitation from a torn patellar tendon, the New York Daily News reports.

Speaking to the media for the first time since suffering the injury, Cruz said Friday that he expects to be ready for the start of training camp next summer and added that he has no doubt he will come back at full strength. He will wear a brace on the knee for the next six weeks and rehab at the team's practice facility for the next two or three months, while also maintaining a presence in the locker room and in team meetings.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 7 months ago

Cruz (knee) was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

Cruz tore his patellar tendon Sunday night and will face a lengthy, grueling recovery process. The move to IR is a mere formality at this point, as Cruz was ruled out for the season Monday.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 7 months ago

Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed Monday that Cruz will undergo surgery to repair his torn right patellar tendon, ESPN.com reports.

Cruz, who suffered the injury in Sunday night's loss to the Eagles, is thus out for the season, with Odell Beckham, Preston Parker and perhaps Corey Washington, candidates to see added opportunities in the Giants' offense in the coming weeks.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 7 months ago5 Comments

Cruz tore his patella tendon during Sunday night's game against the Eagle, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The diagnosis has been confirmed by the Giants, with Cruz presumably done for the season, as a result of the serious knee injury that he sustained Sunday night.

Victor Cruz WR NYG 8 months ago3 Comments

Cruz had three catches on six targets for 22 yards Sunday against the Falcons.

Coming off back-to-back games with over 100 yards, Cruz posted his worst receiving total of the season Sunday. Quarterback Eli Manning threw for only 200 yards, while connecting on touchdown passes with Rueben Randle and rookie Odell Beckham. Cruz is still the top wideout option in New York and could have a big performance in Week 6 against an Eagles defense that has allowed the most passing touchdowns and the fourth-most passing yards per game this season.