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Victor Cruz talks about calf injury with Jimmy Fallon

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New York Giants fans were hit with sadness this past week when news emerged that fan favorite Victor Cruz would not be returning to the field for the Giants game against the Buffalo Bills.

Cruz, who was expected to return for the game this Sunday reaggravated his calf injury which has prevented his return to the field. The injury is a setback in what was looking like a promising timetable for return.

Cruz was recently on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he talked about the injury. Giants fans don't have to be as worried this time around as Cruz did mention that this reaggravation didn't set him back to when he originally injured his patella tendon.

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According to Cruz, this is the first time in his career when he was scared of the injury, saying "Whenever you hear something pop inside your body you know that's not good."

Cruz described the injury saying that when he heard the pop he fell to the ground, "hugging his knee for dear life." The wide receiver also talked to Fallon about the emotional pain that came along with the injury and the work he has been putting in since he got hurt to get back on the field.

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Cruz described his initial thoughts saying that he "saw his career flash before his eyes," and how he was worried about the effect the injury would have on his career. When talking about his rehabilitation, the Giants star says that he knows there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that the hard work he has put into getting better will prevail and he is going to be better.

When Fallon asked about the timetable for Cruz's return, he mentioned that he would be seeing a doctor on Monday to discuss the path to his return.

In the end, Cruz joked that he doesn't want to jump right into it in fear of a longer term injury and so that Fallon wouldn't have to visit him in the hospital with candy.

It's good to see Victor Cruz remaining positive and working hard to get back on the field. We wish him a speedy recovery!

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