Victor Cruz's calf injury will sideline him against the 49ers Sunday night

Another week without wide receiver Victor Cruz has Giants fans wondering when the fan favorite will make his long awaited return to the field.

It’s been a rocky few weeks for Victor Cruz as he’s expected to miss his fifth straight game of the season Sunday as the Giants host the San Francisco 49ers. Cruz reinjured his calf during workouts last week. The veteran pass-catcher has undergone Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment to his ailing calf and is waiting to see how the injury heals over the next ten days.


“Ten days before I can have another conversation with the doctors about accelerating to the next level,” noted Cruz. “So we’ll see how it goes, obviously. They don’t want me to do anything strenuous with the calf for 10 days, let the PRP shot settle in and work its magic, and go from there.”


Doctors would like to reevaluate him on Oct. 15 to determine if he can resume a workout and running regimen. In the meantime, the Giants will be without their star wide-out for yet another week, but he’s holding out hope that his return to the gridiron will come soon rather than later.


“In my eyes, every game is realistic. Sunday, the next Sunday, Monday night—whatever game is the upcoming one, that’s the one I’m looking at,” said Cruz. “So that’s the way I want to approach every week. I want to approach as if I’m getting ready to play; if the doctors tell me otherwise, then so be it. But I want to be mentally, that’s the way I can get over each and every hump.”

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