Victor Cruz says he’s running again

AP

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz missed all of 2015 after a torn fascia in his left calf led to surgery.

Cruz has missed the last 26 games after a patellar tendon tear cut his 2014 season short as well. But in a video for Bleacher Report’s UNINTERRUPTED, Cruz says he resumed running for the first time on Wednesday and feels he is making significant progress in his recovery.

“I’ve been making a lot of progress. The calf is starting to feel really, really good. I’m excited about the process. I’m excited about what’s to come,” Cruz said.

Cruz said recently he believed there was an “80 percent” chance he’d be back with the Giants next season. That optimism showed as Cruz expressed hope to get back on the practice field with Odell Beckham and the rest of his teammates.

Cruz’s last two seasons have been completed derailed due to injuries, but if he’s able to get back healthy he could provide a needed spark for the Giants offense. Getting back to running is a key checkpoint in getting back on the football field for real this summer.