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Victor Cruz Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Groin and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Aug 3, 2014; Canton, OH, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) reacts prior to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame game against the Buffalo Bills at Fawcett Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has been dealing with a groin injury that has forced him to miss practice and the team's first two preseason games. However, he is set for a return to game action.

Continue for updates.


Cruz Active vs. Jets

Saturday, Aug. 27

James Kratch of NJ Advance Media reported Cruz will play in Saturday's game against the New York Jets.Β 


Beckham Comments on Cruz's Status

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told reporters Cruz looked "fresh" in his return to the practice field.


Latest on Cruz's Practice Status

Tuesday, Aug. 23

McAdoo announced Cruz will participate in full with no limitations during Tuesday's practice.


Cruz Comments on Injury

Friday, Aug. 12

Cruz spoke about his injury with Don La Greca and Peter Rosenberg on WEPN-FM's The Michael Kay Show on Aug. 10 (via James Kratch of NJ.com):

It feels good. I tweaked it yesterday, just a little bit.

I didn't want to go through practice and have the risk of injuring it even more. But I woke up today, felt good, and I've been getting treatment on it all day. I'm not worried about it. It's not a big deal. It's something that happens. But I anticipate being back out there in a few days, and getting after it again.


Injury-Plagued Cruz Hopes to Rediscover Form

Cruz missed the entire 2015 season after suffering a left calf injury, and the long-term ailment came on the heels of a patellar tendon tear in his right knee during Week 6 of the 2014 campaign.

Expectations should be tempered if and when Cruz returns to game action, but there's no denying the 29-year-old can help bolster the team's receiving corps on a supplementary basis.

Beckham Jr. is the clear star of quarterback Eli Manning's pass-catching arsenal, and rookie Sterling Shepard should help stabilize things. But Cruz has an established rapport with the signal-caller that can't be discounted.

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