Victor Cruz injury recovery causing New York Giants concern

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The New York Giants had the seventh best passing offense in the NFL in 2014.

Offensive uncertainty

The franchise, though, are hoping that 2015 will bring even greater success as the likes of Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning and the returning Victor Cruz continue to develop in Ben McAdoo's offensive system.

Indeed, it is Eli's ability to throw to a lethal wide receiving triumvirate of Beckham, Cruz and Reuben Randle that has been behind much of the bravado of late. News today, then, that the franchise have admitted "concern" over one of the trio's current status is far from ideal for Giants fans.


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Having had to sit out since tearing his patellar tendon in Week Six of the 2014 season, Victor Cruz was hoping to be back in the thick of preseason action at this stage of rehabilitation.

New issue

And with initial reports having revealed the 2012 Pro Bowler wasn't suffering any issues with his knee this summer all had appeared to be going to plan. Now though an unrelated injury is giving Giants head coach Tom Coughlin a new reason to worry.

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"I'm concerned," admitted Coughlin when discussing a calf injury that continues to keep Cruz on the sideline despite the player's instance it is minor.

"Obviously there were a few slotted [practice] spots there that didn't take place. I would like to see him get out there and be able to stay out there. That's what our real intent is."

Coming off the back of such a serious injury, the fact that Victor Cruz is struggling to put together a consistent period of practice is an issue for the New York Giants.

They, and the player, hope he can still be involved in the team's 2015 opener against the Dallas Cowboys but at this stage the setbacks continue to reign in the early offseason promise of an NFL receiving corp to rival any in the league.

Giants fans: Will Victor Cruz produce in 2015, and can your team afford to rely on Odell Beckham once again? Have your say in the comments below...

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