Cruz ‘thoroughly convinced’ he’ll be making big plays in 2015

Victor Cruz is 'thoroughly convince' he will return to make big plays for the New York Giants in 2015.
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By Jesse Reed

Victor Cruz remains optimistic about playing for the New York Giants in 2015, despite his latest setback.

One of the most dynamic receivers in the game until he suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in 2014, Cruz is now dealing with a nagging calf injury that required a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection last week.

He’s out “indefinitely” with this latest setback but still believes he’ll be able to play at a high level this year for the Giants.

“I’m thoroughly convinced I’ll be on the field this year making big plays for my team,” Cruz said, via the team’s official Twitter account.

In the meantime, the Giants will continue to rely on dynamic second-year receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle for the bulk of their production in the passing game. On that note, it will be interesting to see how opposing defenses treat OBJ in the near future after the receiver was fined for punching Buffalo Bills players in Week 4.

For Cruz, the calf injury must be unbelievably frustrating. He was, by all accounts, coming back strong from the devastating knee injury that knocked him out of last season. Thankfully it sounds like he is maintaining a positive outlook during his recovery. And, if he can manage to return to top form then he’ll be a welcome addition for the Giants down the home stretch.

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