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Victor Cruz had torn fascia in left calf, expects he can get back to 100 percent

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz gives thumbs up on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in East Rutherford, N.J. The star wide receiver was hoping to make his season debut for the New York Giants against the Eagles on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 but won't play as he continues to recover from a serious knee injury sustained on Oct. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File) AP

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz hasn’t played in an NFL game since October 2014 due to injuries to his right knee and left calf.

A torn patellar tendon in his knee ended his 2014 season and a nagging calf injury derailed his 2015 season before it ever had a chance to get going.

It turns out Cruz’s calf issue was a fairly unusual ailment. According to Jordan Raanan of NJ Advance Media, Cruz suffered a torn fascia in his left calf that kept experiencing setbacks throughout the season. Cruz says it’s a “very rare” injury, but after surgery he’s expected to make a full recovery.

“Supposedly after you get it fixed it’ll be 100 percent,” Cruz said. “It’s a soft-tissue injury so it should heal pretty well on its own.

“Other guys have had it as well, but it’s something that I should definitely have a full recovery from.”

Cruz said the injury was a result of overcompensation as he attempted to come back from the knee injury that ended his 2014 season. As he tried to recover from the calf injury, it would keep popping out of place repeatedly, which caused the process to start all over again.

Cruz is now rehabbing from calf surgery and working to build up the strength in his legs again.

“Obviously still rehabbing, still getting strength back in the calf, but I feel good,” Cruz said. “There is no more pain, there are no more setbacks or anything like that. Now we’re just working on getting the strength back so I can be able to run and cut and all those good things.”

Cruz caught 241 passes for 3,620 yards and 23 touchdowns from 2011-2013 with the Giants. If he will be back with New York next season will likely depend on if the two sides can work out a restructured contract for 2016.

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17 Responses to “Victor Cruz had torn fascia in left calf, expects he can get back to 100 percent”
  1. elitekane says: Feb 5, 2016 3:29 AM

    Sure he will get that back to 100% and just tear something else cause he’s like arian foster made out of glass.

  2. DonRSD says: Feb 5, 2016 5:39 AM

    Giants need
    To keep him
    Around. See what the kid has.
    80% of what Cruz was will help compliment Beckham.

  3. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 5, 2016 6:41 AM

    Giants fan here.
    Try and trade him and if no takers, cut him, he is dead weight.
    -Been waiting too long for his return.
    He’s too frail. He will most likely injure something else while “overcompensating” during his rehab from this most recent injury.

  4. jacktatum32 says: Feb 5, 2016 7:47 AM

    LOL

    of course you’ll be 100%—then a team signs you–then another injury—then you still get paid

  5. joetoronto says: Feb 5, 2016 7:54 AM

    Nope

  6. intrafinesse says: Feb 5, 2016 8:02 AM

    Cruz has missed a lot of games due to injury. He also slacked off a bit after getting paid.
    I suspect he either takes a pay cut, with a chance to earn back the money through incentives, or else he gets cut.

  7. tqaztec says: Feb 5, 2016 8:22 AM

    That salsa has spoiled.

  8. lawrencetayloristhebestever says: Feb 5, 2016 8:28 AM

    I know nothing is guaranteed as far as Cruz is concerned, but it would be nice if he and Odell could increase the number of times they have played in the same game together, because that number currently stands at 1.

  9. georgeremus says: Feb 5, 2016 8:51 AM

    Unfortunately I think his Giant days are done…

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 5, 2016 9:09 AM

    ……I think another WR has stepped up and taken your limelight Victor……but if your healthy, Eli is going to have a monster year with two great WR’s.

  11. orandegadsen says: Feb 5, 2016 9:15 AM

    Hmm seemed to spend plenty of time endorsing and promoting anything and everything. Cut him ASAP,football is not his #1 priority that much is clear.

  12. officialgame says: Feb 5, 2016 9:47 AM

    The foods have worn off.

  13. tcostant says: Feb 5, 2016 11:17 AM

    Can you say “pay cut”?

  14. canesgiants says: Feb 5, 2016 12:36 PM

    hell be playing on the jets next year after the giants cut him. guy just wants to stay on broadway.

  15. ggggggggggmen says: Feb 5, 2016 12:46 PM

    im amazed to see all these ‘giants fans’ telling management they need to dump cruz like they forgot everything he did when he was healthy like have record for most catches in a season and also most yards in a season by giants WR..

    if he comes back healthy and him and beckham play itll be serious trouble.. obv he takes a paycut but any ‘fan’ who wants cruz gone obv hasnt watched the giants talent level on offense outside beckham this season.

  16. fanofpft says: Feb 5, 2016 6:35 PM

    Salsa dancing will do that to ya.

  17. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 8, 2016 9:31 AM

    ggggggggggmen says:
    Feb 5, 2016 12:46 PM

    im amazed to see all these ‘giants fans’ telling management they need to dump cruz like they forgot everything he did when he was healthy like have record for most catches in a season and also most yards in a season by giants WR..

    if he comes back healthy and him and beckham play itll be serious trouble.. obv he takes a paycut but any ‘fan’ who wants cruz gone obv hasnt watched the giants talent level on offense outside beckham this season.
    ——————————————-
    I know what you are saying and I really like him as a person and as a player but I believe he is too frail.
    My fear is that we go in to next season planning on him being able to play and then have him get injured again at training camp, pre-season or early in the season and be stuck again with only 1 receiver.

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