New York Giants fans will breathe a sigh of relief as Victor Cruz says his injury is only minor, but he will not be playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend.
The wide receiver suffered a calf injury during practice on Monday, but he told reporters yesterday that Giants fans have nothing to worry about.
“I kind of felt it early in practice, but I kind of kept going,” Cruz said Thursday according to the New York Daily News. “And then I felt it again towards the end of practice, and that’s when I let the trainers know.”
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Cruz suffered a knee injury last October in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles when he tore his patellar tendon in his right knee. He hadn’t missed a practice since the start of training camp until this week.
This shows how far he has come since the injury and the fact he wants to appear in more than just one preseason game this year shows he wants to do everything he can to make sure he is in the best shape possible by the start of the season.
Cruz had a feeling something like this would come up and partly derail is comeback. He said: “It wasn’t going to be easy the rest of the way. I knew there would be something that would come up, whether it would be out here on the field or with my body.
“I’m excited that it’s not something that’s major. It’s something that I can get over. It’s something that’s (not) going to be a huge hindrance. We are taking our time and making sure we’re not doing anything out of the ordinary.
“It’s not related to the knee at all. Everything will be fine. It’s just a small hiccup in the road. I should be back if not by this weekend, definitely for next week for sure. Come out here and practice and feel good again.”
Although the news of Cruz’s injury is a slight setback towards his eventual comeback, the news that it isn’t anything major will delight many Giants fans overall.