New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin has ruled out wide receiver Victor Cruz from this Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.
The wide receiver was optimistic at the start of the week, as he was hoping to return to the NFL gridiron for the first time in almost a year.
Yesterday, however, he suffered a setback, as he was unable to complete practice due to a calf injury, an injury that has been bothering him for almost two months now.
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The Giants Head Coach has now confirmed he will play no part in the franchise's game against the AFC East team, according to Adam Schefter on Twitter, and that there is no clear timetable for his return, via the team's Twitter.
This puts into doubt whether the 28-year-old will be able to play in the Giants' week five game against the san Francisco 49ers.
Free agents Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks were worked out this week as possible fillers for Cruz until he is able to return.
The former Denver Broncos wide receiver received credit from Coughlin, as he was described by the Head Coach as looking quick and healthy, according to NJ.com's Jordan Raanan. However, there has been no word on either one of them being signed up at the moment.
For the time being, wide receivers Odell Beckham and Ruben Randle will have to keep carrying the passing game moving forward until Cruz is able to play. They haven't been too bad without him, as Giants quarterback Eli Manning is yet to throw an interception this season.