Victor Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Victor Cruz had PRP injection to help calf heal

    North Jersey "Victor Cruz received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Thursday to help quicken the healing of his strained left calf, a source confirmed today. Cruz has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Bills after he re-aggravated his calf injury in his first practice since Aug. 17 on..." October 02

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz's future unknown after latest setback

    New York Daily News "The Giants desperately wanted to believe in Victor Cruz’s return, that he’d be back this season and as good as ever. It wasn’t just that they needed him. It wasn’t just that they were rooting for him. It was that his whole career has been a miracle, and they’ve seen him do the seemingly impossible..." October 01

  • Victor Cruz pulled out of practice because of calf

    Pro Football Talk "Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz made a video earlier this week to announce that he would play this week for the first time since tearing his patellar tendon last season and that announcement suggested that all was well with the calf injury that has been bothering him since training camp. Alas,..." September 30

  • Victor Cruz ‘convinced’ he’s playing Sunday after ‘anxiety’ of watching Giants lose

    New York Daily News "His dramatic return was supposed to happen on Opening Night, and Victor Cruz never doubted that it would. He believed it even after he strained his calf muscle in August, and even after he started missing preseason games. When his return was officially delayed, the result was a “brutal” first..." September 29

  • Help is nearly here: Victor Cruz has a debut date

    New York Post "For weeks, Tom Coughlin did not offer updates about Victor Cruz because there wasn’t much to update. Cruz was working through a strained calf, he was doing some things in the pool. He was not running. There was no timetable for his return. Now there is. Coughlin relayed he received word..." September 26

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    Cruz looked really good in agility drills. Pushed it at full speed.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz (calf) has done some running out on the grass, along with his underwater treadmill workouts, Coughlin said.

  • Giants' Victor Cruz may be out till Week 4

    New York Daily News "A tough week for the Giants just got a little worse. Speaking publicly for the first time in weeks on Friday, a frustrated Victor Cruz revealed he might not be back with the Giants any time soon. Cruz, who will miss Sunday’s home opener against the Falcons, hopes to return the following..." September 19

  • Victor Cruz (calf) misses Thursday's Giants practice "Optimism is fading fast around Victor Cruz making his return for the New York Giants in Week 2. The veteran wide receiver sat out Thursday's practice with the lingering calf injury that sidelined him all preseason and kept him out of Sunday night's opener against Dallas. Asked if Cruz would..." September 17

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    WR Victor Cruz (calf) and LB Jon Beason (knee) will not practice today. Coughlin said Cruz's injury is still just a "strain".

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Tom Coughlin said today Victor Cruz is "getting better" but he's not even running yet, which doesn't seem like a good sign.

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Most important takeaway from #Giants practice. LB Jon Beason (knee) IS practicing. Victor Cruz (calf) is NOT.

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Tom Coughlin said he has not gotten an update on whether WR Victor Cruz (calf) will be cleared to practice anytime soon.

  • Cloud hovers over Victor Cruz and comeback story with Giants

    New York Daily News "It has been so easy to believe in one of the best Giants stories of the summer — “The Return,” as Victor Cruz has named his comeback attempt. Sure, his knee injury was extremely serious. But the fact that the kid from Paterson is entering his sixth NFL season is a reminder that he’s done the..." September 01

  • Giants' wide receiver not yet allowed to run

    Big Blue View "New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is continuing to call the calf injury that has sidelined him for about three weeks now "just a little setback." Still, Cruz admitted to reporters on Monday that not only has he not been cleared for practice, he has not yet been allowed to do so much as..." August 31

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    Paul Schwartz @NYPost_Schwartz

    Coughlin says "not as far as I know'' when asked if Victor Cruz will return to practice this week.

  • Victor Cruz suggests Jaguars tried to take out Odell Beckham Jr.

    Sporting News "All five passes thrown at Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars fell incomplete, and one fellow New York receiver thinks he knows why. Victor Cruz believes Jacksonville was "gunning for" his second-year superstar teammate. MORE: Top 10..." August 25

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz says calf injury is ‘minor,’ not expected to play vs. Jaguars

    New York Daily News "The fairy-tale comeback of Victor Cruz finally hit its first bump, but the wideout insists that he is not the least bit worried. The Giants receiver said Thursday that he does not expect to play in Saturday’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium, thanks to a left..." August 21

  • Giants' Victor Cruz no longer limited at all, expects to play in preseason game vs. Jaguars

    Newark Star-Ledger "On the Giants list of injuries this week, two prominent names have not been mentioned. That's because any limitations on wide receivers Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham have been lifted. Both were on a "pitch count" earlier this summer. For Beckham it was the result of a tender hamstring that kept..." August 18

  • Giants see Victor Cruz clear key hurdle on road to recovery

    New York Post "When Victor Cruz described his day of work Wednesday as “kind of felt like a normal, everyday thing,’’ the words were music to the ears of the Giants. This was not a normal, everyday deal for Cruz as he vaulted over another hurdle in his quest to return to form following knee surgery. The plan..." August 13

  • Victor Cruz tries jump-hop move: 'Nothing hurt . . . That was a good sign'

    Newsday "It wasn't the move that impressed Victor Cruz. It was the mentality. The Giants wide receiver caught a pass in Saturday's practice, stutter-stepped with what he called a "jump-hop," planted his foot, and took off down the sideline for a few extra yards. It's the kind of play we've seen Cruz..." August 08

  • Giants' Prince Amukamara: Victor Cruz is faster now than before injury

    CBS Sports "If Victor Cruz can return to the field in 2015 at full strength, then Eli Manning is suddenly working with two top-tier wide receivers in Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. The only problem is that Cruz is coming off a patellar tear that occurred last October. Earlier this offseason, Cruz said the..." July 28

  • Victor Cruz: I won't start Giants camp on PUP list "Giants wideout Victor Cruz doesn't see himself easing into training camp despite his recovery from a grueling patellar tendon tear. "The plan is to be ready for training camp and I feel good," Cruz told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "I don't think PUP is an option for me." PUP, or the Physically..." July 07

  • Victor Cruz: Injury is 'going to make me, or it's going to break me'

    USA Today "Victor Cruz lay in a hospital bed, his right leg strapped to a machine that slowly bent and extended his knee, then monotonously repeated the process — for hours. At the time, the New York Giants receiver didn't want to look at his neglected phone, even though he was suddenly afforded something..." June 27

  • Victor Cruz finds a new silver lining in painful layoff

    New York Post "Of course, Victor Cruz did not want to tear up his right knee, did not want to endure surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon. All the time away from the field, all the time rehabbing by himself forced Cruz to step off the wild ride his life and career had become. “The last four years of my..." June 17

  • Giants’ Victor Cruz gives latest update on his recovery process

    New York Post "Victor Cruz is getting close. “I’m about 80 percent there. I think it’s just a matter of continuing to build the strength for the last leg of it,” Cruz told The Post on Wednesday after the Giants’ first OTA practice. “I’ve been running some routes for about two weeks now, and there’s been no..." May 28

  • Dallas Cowboys running back offers warning for Giants' Victor Cruz's knee injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "A torn patellar tendon is no joke. It's so bad that Cowboys running back Ryan Williams wouldn't wish it on his worst enemy. Williams suffered a torn patellar tendon in his knee during a preseason game in 2011, months after being selected by Arizona in the second round of the NFL draft. He was..." May 19

  • Victor Cruz, Giants buoyed by latest big step in WR’s recovery

    New York Post "A receiver running routes this time of year is not news, except when that receiver is Victor Cruz and he is coming off major knee surgery. Then, it’s news. “Today we ran some routes and stuff like that, some intermediate stuff, some cutting, planting left and right and it felt good,’’ Cruz..." May 13

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Victor Cruz says he's been cutting and working on routes vs. air. Put himself at 75-80% #Giants

  • Victor Cruz: No doubt I'll be playing in Giants' opener "Victor Cruz continues to rehab from a devastating patellar tendon tear suffered six months ago. New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese was cautious Thursday when discussing the receiver, but said Cruz is tentatively on schedule to return by Week 1. "He looked good, he's running pretty..." April 23

  • Giant receivers Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz planning TD celebration for next season

    New York Daily News "Just when you thought the Giants’ touchdown celebrations couldn’t get any wilder, the King of the Salsa and the Master of the Whip are planning to collaborate on a very special double-feature. In a revelation that may not exactly make Tom Coughlin smile, veteran receiver Victor Cruz told The..." April 13

  • Victor Cruz could become a tricky problem for Giants

    ESPN New York "A couple of months ago, we took up the question of whether it would be wise for the New York Giants to try to adjust the contract of wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has four years left on the long-term deal he signed prior to the 2013 season. Cruz's 2015 salary cap number of $8.125 million is the..." April 09

  • Is injured Giants wideout Victor Cruz running again?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When we last checked in with Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, he was making solid progress in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon in his knee. Cruz already started doing some light running on an anti-gravity machine, and said it was "only a matter of time before I get out there on that..." April 02

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    Bart Hubbuch @BartHubbuch

    Coughlin says the goal for Victor Cruz is Week 1, but "if it doesn't happen, we just went through that" with Odell Beckham last year.

  • With Victor Cruz out, NY Giants say Odell Beckham Jr.’s no rookie anymore

    New York Daily News "He has played in just three NFL games, and even his coaches admit that he has barely digested the whole playbook. But the kid gloves are off Odell Beckham Jr., because with Victor Cruz gone for the year, the Giants just don’t have much choice. And that’s exactly what receivers coach Sean Ryan..." October 22

  • Victor Cruz's trainer: 'He will be back. I have no question about that whatsoever'

    Newark Star-Ledger "A torn patellar tendon has ended the career of many NFL players, but the personal trainer for Victor Cruz, who underwent surgery Tuesday, insists the Giants wide receiver will be back. Cruz tore his right patellar tendon in Sunday night's 27-0 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Sean Donellan,..." October 15

  • Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. shows he's ready to fill in for Victor Cruz

    Sporting News "After three straight wins and three straight 30-plus point performances, the Giants entered their Sunday night matchup against the Eagles with plenty of momentum. The offense was clicking, the defense was consistently keeping opposing quarterbacks off balance and the Giants looked poised to remain..." October 14

  • No-fer! Victor Cruz deems opener against Lions a ‘must-win’

    New York Post "After what the Giants went through last season, Victor Cruz isn’t afraid to label this year’s season opener a must-win game. An ugly 0-6 start in 2013 all but guaranteed the Giants a second consecutive year without a playoff berth, which is why Cruz and others said Monday that it’s crucial Big..." September 02

  • Giants star Victor Cruz proposes to longtime girlfriend

    Page Six "New York Giants star Victor Cruz has proposed to his longtime girlfriend Elaina Watley, Page Six has exclusively learned. Wide receiver Cruz passed Watley a diamond ring on July 13 — a Sunday, appropriately for the NFL star — in front of their close family after a “baby dedication” ceremony for..." July 22

  • Giants WR Victor Cruz says he wants to be a captain

    New York Daily News "ictor Cruz made it perfectly clear on Wednesday that beyond just revitalizing the Giants offense in 2014, he wants to do something else: be a team captain. “Absolutely,” Cruz said in response to a question about whether he wishes to be named captain. “I feel like that in my progression as an..." May 08

  • Cruz wants Giants to draft another WR

    New York Daily News "Victor Cruz knows what the Giants should do with the 12th pick of this year’s NFL draft: Grab a replacement for the departed Hakeem Nicks. That’s something the Giants’ “definitely” need, Cruz said during an interview Thursday on NFL Network. He said the Giants, in order to be successful in..." April 24

  • Victor Cruz lobbying for Giants to re-sign Hakeem Nicks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz wants Hakeem Nicks to stay in East Rutherford. At a fundraising ball for New Jersey children with cancer and blood disorders Wednesday, Cruz admitted that he wants his partner in crime to stay for another season. Nicks, who is set to hit free agency, has the potential to set the..." February 13

  • Cruz: Giants felt extra pressure to be Super Bowl hosts

    New York Post "With the Super Bowl to be played at MetLife Stadium this season, the Giants no doubt had extra motivation to get to the playoffs and make a run at their third title in seven seasons. And Victor Cruz admitted Tuesday the Giants definitely felt the extra pressure. “Probably subconsciously we did...." January 09

  • Victor Cruz endorses Mike Sullivan as Giants next offensive coordinator

    Newark Star-Ledger "Victor Cruz wants Mike Sullivan to be the Giants next offensive coordinator. "Yeah, absolutely," he said today at the X Box Loft in Manhattan where he was promoting the console's NFL applications. Cruz said he planned to text Sullivan, who was a quarterbacks coach during his last stretch..." January 08

  • Cruz: “Disconnect” between WRs and Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Once the Giants decide what their receiving corps is going to look like this year, they need to make an effort to get those people together with quarterback Eli Manning. That’s the opinion of wideout Victor Cruz, who said there was a “disconnect” this year which might help explain the..." December 28

  • Coach expects Cruz to be ‘stronger than ever’ in ’14

    New York Post "Tom Coughlin wasn’t thrilled Victor Cruz needed knee surgery this week, but the Giants coach liked the timing of it. Cruz underwent an arthroscopic debridement Thursday in Florida, ending the star wide receiver’s season two games early but — at least in Coughlin’s opinion — setting Cruz up for..." December 21

  • Victor Cruz undergoes knee surgery, out for season "Victor Cruz's disappointing season looks to be over. The New York Giants declared him out for Week 16 and announced that the wide receiver underwent surgery Thursday on his knee. Cruz was cleared medically after his recent concussion, but underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his knee in..." December 20

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    Ralph Vacchiano @RVacchianoNYDN

    Victor Cruz got a second opinion on his injured knee and Coughlin said "maybe" there'll be an announcement later. ... Doesn't sound good.

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    Art Stapleton @art_stapleton

    Victor Cruz has officially been declared OUT for Sunday's game as expected. Still waiting on update from 2nd opinion on knee. #NYG

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    Dan Graziano @DanGrazianoESPN

    Cruz going through concussion protocol, but Coughlin says the knee "will probably prevent him from doing anything."