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Victor Cruz says he’s running again

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans) 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.

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10 Responses to “Victor Cruz says he’s running again”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Mar 3, 2016 8:15 PM

    But can he salsa?

  2. key2heat says: Mar 3, 2016 8:24 PM

    He can run right outta town now… overrated

  3. jag1959 says: Mar 3, 2016 9:45 PM

    Giants fans have heard this before and like before we hope for the best but we also expect the worst. Let’s also hope that for a change Reese is planning for that worst case.

  4. louiedogg16 says: Mar 3, 2016 9:49 PM

    80%? What the heck happened? He was supposed to be ready at start of last season, then just bleh. He needs to retire, I have serious doubts as to whether or not he can play more than a couple games before suffering a potentially more serious injury.

  5. fafaflunky says: Mar 3, 2016 10:13 PM

    Good while it lasted. He always has karako to fall back on.

  6. getakluwe says: Mar 3, 2016 10:19 PM

    Rather have him running than Ted Cruz.

  7. moun10mama says: Mar 3, 2016 11:17 PM

    have any WR’s in recent history came back from multiple serious injuries and played at a high level? would like to know. always liked VCruz and the salsa dance

  8. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Mar 4, 2016 12:06 AM

    A late-blooming overachiever who’s had 3 straight years of diminished production followed by 2 injuries considered career ending (or threatening, at least) and he turns 30 this coming season?

    I’ll be rooting for him, but man, those are some loooong odds.

  9. elitekane says: Mar 4, 2016 12:50 AM

    Last i checked your supposed to be healthy during the season, not the off season. This guy will be on IR again come the start of the season alongside Arian Foster.

  10. bigblue431 says: Mar 4, 2016 4:57 PM

    He’s got a heart the size of NY and NJ combined, I wish him all the best and hope he can come back and play. Unfortunately, at this point, you really can’t count on it. Sad to see so much talent potentially ended.

    Rooting for you, Cuz! Get that salsa on! If it doesn’t work out, thanks for Lombardi #4!

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