Victor Cruz gets second opinion, vows to play in Giants-Cowboys opener
Its a chance for him to shine and step forward and do the things that we believe he can do. Jernigan has also been dealing with a hamstring issue, but returned to practice Tuesday. He’s squarely on the roster bubble. If Cruz really does miss Week 1, the onus will likely fall on quarterback Eli Manning to compensate. Luckily for the Giants, his career at the new Cowboys Stadium (now renamed AT&T Stadium) might provide the most obvious pathway for New York to overcome Cruz’s potential absence. Over four games in the new venue, Manning has averaged over 300 yards passing with eight total passing touchdowns. As a team in that building, the Giants have averaged 35 points a game and are 4-0 since 2009. Eli Manning at Cowboys Stadium Since 2009 Cmp/Att W 29-26 Source: Pro Football Reference Manning’s worst performance over the last four years in Dallas came last season, when he threw for just 192 yards without a touchdown. But the Giants still scored 29 points, including 23 in the first half, to sneak out of Dallas with a win. Without Cruz, Manning would have to get more creative with his targets outside of receivers. Running back David Wilson can be a dangerous player in space and Andre Brown hauled in 12 passes out of the backfield over 10 games last year. Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports Myers was better in the slot than most tight ends in 2012.
Cruz did not practice on Tuesday, and it seems unlikely that he will be a target for Eli Manning in the annual bragging rights preseason game at the Jets on Saturday night. He might not even play in the preseason finale against New England on Aug. 29 if Tom Coughlin wants to be very careful. Its all about just getting better at this point, said Cruz, who recently signed a $43 million contract extension. I think I have a firm understanding of the offense, and me and Eli have an understanding of how he likes to hit me and things we do out there on the field. So Im not too concerned about it. Obviously Im a guy that loves to practice, loves to be out there. Just a short setback. And a time where – you never want to have one – but if theres a time to have one, its now.
Victor Cruz on crutches but says he’ll be OK for opener
(Bill Kostroun / AP) Standing with the aid of crutches and wearing a walking boot, Victor Cruz made one thing clear Tuesday: hell be ready for the New York Giants Sept. 8 opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Hopefully I can be back before then, Cruz, who has a bruised heel, said. But I do envision myself being on the practice field getting ready for that Cowboys game and getting ready to go down to Texas to play those guys. The MRI just showed some blood in there in the area where the swelling is, and that was about it. No tear nothing wrong with the bone everythings fine, which is a good sign, which is what I was worried about. The Giants, though, are taking no chances, sending the MRI to a specialist for a second opinion. He feels better from one day to the next, Coach Tom Coughlin said. Now if you look at him, you say, Oh my God, hes got crutches and boot. So they are doing all kinds of stuff to make sure he doesnt put any pressure on it.
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He might not even play in the preseason finale against the New England Patriots on Aug. 29 if coach Tom Coughlin wants to be careful. WHO MAKES THE CALL? One man will decide RG3’s status “It’s all about just getting better at this point,” said Cruz, who signed a $46 million contract extension in July. “I think I have a firm understanding of the offense, and me and Eli have an understanding of how he likes to hit me and things we do out there on the field. So I’m not too concerned about it. “Obviously I’m a guy that loves to practice, loves to be out there. Just a short setback. And a time where — you never want to have one — but if there’s a time to have one, it’s now.
Bruised heel has Giants WR Victor Cruz on crutches and foot in a boot
romoscollarbone says: Aug 27, 2013 10:32 AM I dont think the Giants have the horses to compete this year. Sure Cruz, Nicks and David Wilson will have big plays. And Eli is Eli, but theyre defense is aging and injured, I just dont see it. newjerseygiants says: Aug 27, 2013 10:37 AM My neighbor is a retired podiatrist. He tells me that heel bruising could become a chronic problem if not directly related to a one-time sudden impact. Hell need to be carefully taped and fitted with custom orthotics to help avoid the injury reoccurring. He said he probably also has mild plantar fasciitis.
Victor Cruz, walking on crutches and wearing a protective boot, expects to play in Giants opener
“Hopefully, I can be back before then,” Cruz said. “But I do envision myself out here on the practice field, getting ready for that Cowboys game, getting ready to go down to Texas to play those guys. That’s what I do envision.” Tom Coughlin said he is hoping that pans out, even if he was unsettled by seeing his star receiver hobbling around the building. “If you look at him, you say: ‘Oh my God, he’s got crutches and a boot,’ ” the coach said. “They’re doing all kinds of stuff to make sure he doesn’t put any pressure on it.” Cruz is unlikely to play in any of the two remaining preseason games. The Giants officially are calling him “day to day.” “It’s all about just getting better at this point,” Cruz said. “I think I have a firm understanding of the offense, and me and Eli [Manning] have an understanding of how he likes to hit me and things we do out there on the field. So I’m not too concerned about it.
Victor Cruz off crutches, on track for opener
In the Ring Santa Cruz doesn’t employ a ton of head movement. He does protect himself, but he’s rarely a moving target. As a pure offensive fighter, Santa Cruz throws punches with great leverage and has a snap on his strikes that only the really good punchers possess. He stands very upright, and it allows him to fight taller than his 5’7″ frame. In his last fight, he mowed down Alexander Munoz in five rounds. Munoz was surprised by Santa Cruz’s power, but it didn’t alter his aggressive style. Munoz couldn’t match firepower with Santa Cruz, but will Terrazas have better luck? image from record.com. MEXSPORT Looking to Halt the Hype Train Terrazas has only two losses in his career, and the last one came over three years ago to Rendall Munroe.