The Giants won’t have wide receiver Victor Cruz in the lineup against the 49ers on Sunday night and they should have a better idea of when he’ll be able to make his first appearance of the 2015 season next week.
That’s when Cruz is scheduled to have his injured calf reevaluated by doctors. Cruz had platelet-rich plasma therapy done on the calf last week and explained on Thursday, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, that doctors said it would take 10 days to see if it worked well enough for him to ramp up his rehab work.
Cruz doesn’t need that examination to give him confidence in his ability to come back and help the team this season.
“I’m thoroughly convinced at some point this year I’ll be back on the field playing at high level,” Cruz said.
While Cruz likely has plenty of company in believing he’ll be back on the field at some point this season, the high level part of things is going to be a harder sell until he’s actually able to do it.