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Victor Cruz on crutches, envisions playing in season opener

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Reports on Monday indicated that Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz’s next game action would come in the season opener against the Cowboys on September 8 and nothing about Cruz’s visit with the media on Tuesday served to send a different message.

Cruz had a walking boot on his left foot and was also using crutches to further protect the heel he injured in Sunday night’s preseason game against the Colts. Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports that Cruz said that an MRI showed “some blood in there,” but there was no tear or any other injury that would extend his recovery timeline beyond the start of the regular season.

Cruz said that the heel was feeling better after icing and anti-inflammatory drugs and Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger passes along that the wideout said he does “envision” being on the field for that game against the Cowboys.

While losing Cruz for the rest of the preseason won’t do much to spark a starting offense that’s been a bit less productive than hoped in their first two games, having him healthy for the regular season is much more important. By taking every precaution now, the Giants increase their chances of that happening later.

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31 Responses to “Victor Cruz on crutches, envisions playing in season opener”
  1. footballradioshow says: Aug 20, 2013 11:52 AM

    I would prefer him to miss week 1

  2. scoops1 says: Aug 20, 2013 11:54 AM

    No more salsa dancing for this clown

  3. petehemlock says: Aug 20, 2013 11:55 AM

    How’s driving your Ferrari with a walking boot, Vic?

  4. hoops737 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:03 PM

    Wasn’t it a heel injury that kept Pierre Garcon out the majority of last season?

    Fantasy owners beware

  5. adantsa says: Aug 20, 2013 12:06 PM

    Ruben Randle…MOVIN ON UP! moving on up!

  6. chaseutley says: Aug 20, 2013 12:08 PM

    Cruz just received a lucrative new contract. Nicks is in a contract year.

    The stats may swing to the other side of the field for a while, but the Giants should be fine.

  7. jbl429 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:12 PM

    hoops737 says:
    Aug 20, 2013 12:03 PM
    Wasn’t it a heel injury that kept Pierre Garcon out the majority of last season?

    Fantasy owners beware

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    No, Garçon had a torn ligament in his toe. Nice try though.

  8. petehemlock says: Aug 20, 2013 12:14 PM

    Beware the Giants’ recent propensity for fielding players before they’re quite ready. Nagging injury, anybody?

  9. bigbluenationdb says: Aug 20, 2013 12:16 PM

    Garcon had a arc injury that kept him out almost all of last year.

  10. doe22us says: Aug 20, 2013 12:17 PM

    He will be fine and if he will be available in leagues i an drafting in I will take him.

  11. footballradioshow says: Aug 20, 2013 12:29 PM

    Great news for Cowboys fans. Cruz will be easy to cover on crutches!

  12. justinstuckrule says: Aug 20, 2013 12:29 PM

    Earlier I said the Giants should shrink wrap JPP until week 8 and get him back at full strength then. They should do the same with Cruz. There’s no point in getting either of these back early in the year when they risk serious further injury. The Giants can’t get to .500 even with JPP and Cruz so even if they go 3-5 in the first half that’s OK. It’s a rebuilding year.

  13. justintuckrule says: Aug 20, 2013 12:33 PM

    Love it that the first 3-4 comments on giants threads are always from the haters. You dont see that in our rivals threads. Their comments are just homer we’re the greatest posts. Yawwwn. We’re in that category of teams now that we win so much we’re despised. Like n.e., Pitt and gb.

  14. vwbrown19 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:40 PM

    Why is Cruz never fined for excessive celebrating with that absurd salsa dance after scoring a TD?

  15. thegronk87 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:44 PM

    He salsa’d too hard and hurt himself

  16. fafaflunky says: Aug 20, 2013 12:45 PM

    As a skins fan I gotta say that sucks. I know what is like to lose people at key postions

  17. ninersdomanation says: Aug 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    Look, the giants have more to worry about than just a wr, like the sanfransisco 49ers! We have Lattimor looks amazing!

  18. fafaflunky says: Aug 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    @vwbrown19
    that’s because Mara is buddy buddy with Roger Goodell.

  19. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:57 PM

    Cruz knows his own body, and if he were truly confident that this injury will prove insignificant come Week 1 than he wouldn’t have said “I envision myself playing.” Instead he would save simply said “I’ll be ready for Week 1,”

    This is not confirmation that Cruz is going to be out for the start of the regular season, it’s just not a really good sign at all.

  20. njgiant1982 says: Aug 20, 2013 12:59 PM

    fafaflunky says:
    Aug 20, 2013 12:45 PM
    As a skins fan I gotta say that sucks. I know what is like to lose people at key postions

    —–
    Thats a pretty classy thing to say. Sucks about cousins & Barry too.

  21. nflcommissioner says: Aug 20, 2013 1:01 PM

    Cruz is a mouthy punk who cares when he comes back.

  22. fafaflunky says: Aug 20, 2013 1:26 PM

    justintuckrule says: Aug 20, 2013 12:33 PM

    Love it that the first 3-4 comments on giants threads are always from the haters. You dont see that in our rivals threads. Their comments are just homer we’re the greatest posts. Yawwwn. We’re in that category of teams now that we win so much we’re despised. Like n.e., Pitt and gb.

    I’ll try to post this again..you always post negative things..you must be smoking some good stuff

  23. thelegendofteabaggervance says: Aug 20, 2013 1:30 PM

    justintuckrule says:

    Love it that the first 3-4 comments on giants threads are always from the haters. You dont see that in our rivals threads.

    Wait a minute. I’ve actually seen you commenting on Redskins articles where you can cut the hatred with a knife. You weren’t necessarily hating (you’re pretty good about not doing that, actually), but if you’re writing there, you’re also reading there, and if you’re reading there, then you know just how inaccurate your post here is.

  24. dublindemonszfl says: Aug 20, 2013 2:13 PM

    Terrell Owens envisions himself playing in the season too. Two things that ain’t gonna happen.

  25. nyg201 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:15 PM

    ninersdomanation says:Aug 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    Look, the giants have more to worry about than just a wr, like the sanfransisco 49ers! We have Lattimor looks amazing!

    -

    The team the giants owned last year in their own building.

  26. skinsfanwill says: Aug 20, 2013 2:21 PM

    These 49er posts are getting ridiculous. they better find a way to beat the Rams before they start looking at the rest of the NFC. I have them pegged to be the biggest busts this year.

  27. thegronk87 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:33 PM

    Hey 49ers fans, can you think of a QB who came off the bench in the middle of his first season as a starter to lead his team to a super bowl victory? Hint, not colin kapernick.

  28. tarrilasgiant1090 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:57 PM

    fafaflunky, don’t let “justinstuckrule” (‘s’ in the middle of his name) fool you. He is not a giants fan. He is a troll. “justintuckrule” (no ‘s’) is the real giant fan. just sayin.

  29. fafaflunky says: Aug 20, 2013 3:43 PM

    @tarrilasgiant1090

    No (s) justintuckrule made that post. I’ll look into future posts though to make sure I’m not yelling a the wrong person. thanks for the input

  30. fdugrad says: Aug 20, 2013 6:29 PM

    So he “envisions” playing eh? That’s interesting. I imagine coach C. wishes Mr. Salsa didn’t ‘envision” a protracted holdout which would surely lead to an injury.

  31. wgray981 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:43 PM

    As a Cowboys fan I sure hope he is less than 100% on the 8th. Not that I support injuries…

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