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Victor Cruz 'shut down' after his Giants practice ends early

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Earlier this week, New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz was so confident that he'd finally be suiting up for the franchise this weekend that he made a video about it.

Now though, it appears that the injury-plagued star's confidence may have been misplaced.


That's because, as revealed by Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, Cruz was forced out of Wednesday's practice after suffering a setback in his rehabilitation from a calf injury.


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As reported by, Coughlin confirmed that Cruz's first practice since August 17th ended with the wideout being "shut down" after being bothered by the calf issue:

"Victor came out and tried to do individuals. He felt the calf again and that's all he did," said the Giants coach.

Slow and steady

Having been away from the gridiron since October 2014 due to a combination of a torn patellar tendon and the more recent calf strain, it appears Cruz may have to wait at least one week longer before finally returning to the fold.

Getting Cruz back out on the gridiron to help a slim wide receiver depth chart has been an aim of the Giants since week one of the 2015 campaign. 

However, with Odell Beckham and Reuben Randle stepping up in recent weeks, and Eli Manning yet to throw an interception this campaign, the Giants are not yet at the stage where they have to force Cruz back before he is 100-percent healthy.

And, with the team having worked out Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker this week, there may well be further reinforcements on the way in order to allow the 28-year-old all the time he needs to get right.

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