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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.