Finally, some good news involving New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz!
It has been reported today by Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com that Cruz is about to make another step on his journey back to the field as he is onto the next stage of his rehab for his calf injury which has kept him out of action since August.
The report even said the wide receiver could run some passing routes tomorrow. He also took a platelet-rich plasma injection three weeks ago to encourage his recovery.
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He said of the injection: “It helped [the second time]. Even after a couple days I could start to feel it. It really helps in advancing the healing process in whatever area you need it in. It helped me a lot.”
So far, Cruz has been limited to what he is able to do in practice, as the team doesn't want to include him in full team practice too soon, just in case something flares up again like it did at the end of September.
He said: “I think I’ll play it a little bit safer. If there is any pain, I’ll shut it down. You don’t want to wake up anything. If there is any soreness, we shut it down. We kind of make sure we’re staying under the radar as the training staff likes to call it.”
The Giants play against the New England Patriots this weekend, then they have a bye, and then they play against the Washington Redskins in week 12. The clash against their divisional rivals is the game which Cruz is hoping to be back on the field and ready for action.
The Giants will welcome him back with open arms, as his presence will provide an additional threat on their offense as they try and secure the NFC East.