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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cruz had six catches for 108 yards on 10 targets in Thursday's 45-14 win over the Redskins.
While Cruz and Reuben Randle (8-89-0 on 10 targets) both had strong games, it was the Big Blue tight ends who gobbled up all four of Eli Manning's touchdown passes. Cruz nearly got in on the fun on the last play of the third quarter, but he was stopped two yards short of the goal line on a 20-yard gain. Even with Randle and TE Larry Donnell providing significant competition for targets, Cruz's stock is on the rise from its Week 2 nadir, due to his team's rediscovered offensive competence. The Giants also figure to add WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) to the mix in Week 5 or 6, but the rookie is more of a threat to Randle than to Cruz.
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Cruz had five catches on six targets for 107 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Texans.
Cruz opened the scoring Sunday with a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter, which marked his first TD since Week 4 of last season. Quarterback Eli Manning actually threw four more passes to wideout Rueben Randle, but it was Cruz who was able to do most of the damage, including a 61-yard catch that made up a majority of his receiving yards. Up next is an enticing matchup Thursday against the Redskins, who allowed 325 yards and three touchdowns through the air to the Eagles in Week 3.
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Cruz had five catches on 10 targets for 60 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.
Cruz's output should have been better but he dropped a number of passes, an unfortunate issue that has become a trend in the early part of the season. He is still the top wideout option in New York, even though Rueben Randle snagged a touchdown Sunday. Tight end Larry Donnell has become quarterback Eli Manning's favorite target through the first two games, but Cruz's ability to break deep passes keeps him valuable in fantasy leagues.
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Cruz caught two passes for 24 yards on six targets in Monday's game against the Lions.
As Eli Manning continues to look awful, Cruz's 24 receiving yards were nearly good enough to lead Big Blue's wide receivers. Jerel Jernigan had four catches for 25 yards on seven targets, with Reuben Randle adding a pair of catches for one yard on three targets. TE Larry Donnell and RB Rashad Jennings combined for 106 of the Giants' 163 receiving yards. Cruz will have better days ahead, but in order to avoid a second straight disappointing season, he needs Manning to at least venture back to respectability.
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Cruz (knee) didn't take part in Monday's practice, NJ.com reports.
The absence was merely a maintenance day following the arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that spurred an early end to Cruz's 2013 season. Although he's expected to return Tuesday, he has yet to be targeted through two preseason tilts as he prepares for a bounce-back campaign.