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Report: Cruz won’t play until the regular season starts

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The Giants got a major scare from receiver Victor Cruz on Sunday night.  For that reason, don’t expect to see Cruz again this preseason.

Per Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record, Cruz won’t play until the September 8 opener against the Cowboys, on Sunday Night Football.

Technically, Cruz has a heel contusion.  He has been placed in a walking boot for now, and he won’t practice on Tuesday.  While it could have been worse, missing practice is bad enough in the eyes of the man who famously called injuries a “cancer” when hired nine years ago.

“The concern is any player that misses practices is missing the opportunity to experience things and instinctively react to things,” Coughlin told reporters, via Stapleton.  “That’s what you worry about with any player who misses time and misses practices because you don’t get the opportunity through repetition to learn in the multiplicity of things that can happen on any given play.  It’s important for everyone to understand that.  It is about being able to practice, it is about getting as many reps as you can so you become much more aware of the circumstances surrounding each situation.”

The circumstances for Cruz are better than initially feared; even if he doesn’t practice until the week before the game at Dallas, Coughlin should be happy that the so-called cancer of injury didn’t claim the season of one of the best slot receivers in the game.

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19 Responses to “Report: Cruz won’t play until the regular season starts”
  1. kd75 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:41 PM

    Hate it when the Giants play in Primetime…

  2. browns627 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:43 PM

    Smart move!

  3. michaeldipietro12345 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:43 PM

    Coughlin worries too much. Cruz will be fine come Week 1, he doesn’t need work. The defense on the other hand…

  4. bigwayne75 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:46 PM

    Good, he is the best WR on the team, you need to protect him.

  5. footballradioshow says: Aug 19, 2013 5:48 PM

    Sit this guy until the start of the season. He will be ready to play

  6. floratiotime says: Aug 19, 2013 5:49 PM

    Looks like he’ll miss the Jets Superbowl next week.

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    kd75 says: Aug 19, 2013 5:41 PM

    Hate it when the Giants play in Primetime…
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    I do also.

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 19, 2013 6:09 PM

    floratiotime says: Aug 19, 2013 5:49 PM

    Looks like he’ll miss the Jets Superbowl next week.
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    hahahahhahaa

  9. paulsmith107 says: Aug 19, 2013 6:22 PM

    The d and Eli need all the work they can get cause they both look like garbage.

  10. bobbob1eye says: Aug 19, 2013 6:35 PM

    I had my draft last night (too early I know) and 5 min after I selected Cruz in the 4th round he was injured. I wanted to shoot myself.

  11. kev86 says: Aug 19, 2013 6:55 PM

    Eli is going to light it up in Dallas week one. Bet the over.

  12. jetsmmt says: Aug 19, 2013 7:08 PM

    Cruz isn’t even injured at all. The Giants just don’t want him to get knocked out by the Jets in the next game.

  13. bookofelisha10 says: Aug 19, 2013 7:12 PM

    cruz is the only thing about the giants im not worried about. Eli showed more inconsistant play thats carried through his entire career–

    and for the first time in a decade im worried about the Defense. tucks lost a step years ago, JPP is hurt, aaron ross is still aaron ross- who knows what Cwebb we will get– we havnt had a notable LB since Pierce left us…our d isnt looking to well.

  14. peteraggs says: Aug 19, 2013 9:00 PM

    Hate it when the Giants play in Primetime…

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    I do also, because as a working Giants fan it kind of sucks when games almost run until midnight and you have to wake up at 6 am the next morning.

  15. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:25 PM

    This Clown is a Big Puss.!!!!!

  16. mfb73 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:10 AM

    jetsmmt says:

    Cruz isn’t even injured at all. The Giants just don’t want him to get knocked out by the Jets in the next game.

    ….Cause we all know how the jets roughed up Cruz in previous games, right?

  17. nananatman says: Aug 20, 2013 8:18 AM

    The Giants have only had minor injuries thus far this year. Typically this is about the time of year Terrell Thomas’s leg falls off but it hasn’t happened yet, knock on wood(en replacement leg.)

  18. lt1976 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:14 AM

    Baas is more of a concern. That didn´t look too good. He´s solid when healthy. Cruz will be fine. Could they stop calling him a “slot” receiver. He´s definitely more than that. Goes deep all the time and what about when the Giants line up in two-wide? Is he the slot then…not that important, just saying…

  19. lt1976 says: Aug 20, 2013 10:20 AM

    By the way, I really route for Terrell Thomas! I wonder though, it´s already preseason game 3 coming up. I don´t think they will keep him, if they never get to see him in live-action before the season.

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