Victor Cruz offers up promising injury update for Giants fans

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New York Giants have had a tough couple of seasons with plenty of devastating defeats and horrific injuries. Star receiver Victor Cruz was one of those players to go down with a season-ending in 2014, something which left the Giants seriously under strength at the receiver position - or so they thought.

Odell Beckham Jr. stepped up to fill the void of Cruz during the diminutive receiver's time away due to a knee injury. And while the football universe revelled in the extraordinary talents of Beckham last season, it is also important to remember that Cruz offers plenty to the Giants as well.

Cruz was outstanding during his rookie season with the speedster catching 82 balls for 1,536 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. In his second season Cruz caught 10 touchdowns but only edged over 1,000 receiving yards. Cruz failed to manage over 1,000 yards in his third season, before he suffered a torn patellar tendon injury in 2014 to end his last campaign prematurely.

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It is clear that Cruz's rookie season was somewhat of a false dawn for his career. Giants purely see him now as a player that can contribute as the number two or three wideout, but following his injury even that notion has been doubted. Despite these worries, Cruz revealed on Wednesday that his recovery is going well.

"We got [to cutting],” Cruz said, according “We started running some intermediate routes on air and stuff like that. It’s feeling good. It’s feeling good so far. I think I’m 75-80 percent right now. It’s just a matter of building it.”

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Good news 

Giants fans will be happy to hear that Cruz is edging closer to a full recovery from his horrific injury. And while Odell Beckham Jr. did step up in 2014 to prove that he is New York's number one, no doubt Cruz will have a crucial part to play during the upcoming season if the Giants are to make a genuine push for the playoffs.

Will Victor Cruz recover from injury and become a huge player for the Giants again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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