A 100-percent healthy Victor Cruz could turn the New York Giants into an offensive juggernaut.
Judging by a recent Instagram post, the 29-year-old receiver is nearly there.
Midway through the 2014 season, Cruz tore his patellar tendon. The injury caused him to sit out the rest of the season. The Giants were expecting him to return to the field in 2015; however, a lingering calf injury kept him sidelined for the entire year.
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Cruz has been ferociously rehabbing ever since, and a video clip he posted earlier today shows him looking quick, precise and outrageously explosive:
“This journey has taken me through so much. Just happy to flourish again. Still a long way to go. #StriveForGreatness,” Cruz writes in the caption.
Though it’s a short clip, nothing in it suggests that Cruz won’t be ready to play this season. He’s aggressive off the line, sharp in his route running and reactive to the ball in the air. The clip is just the latest encouraging sign for Cruz, who also had a strong showing during the team’s June mini-camp. He’s also looked razor sharp in these recent training clips:
Cruz racked up 3,626 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns during his first three NFL seasons. His 2014 injury came just as then-rookie Odell Beckham Jr. was starting to develop into an elite receiver. If all goes well, a healthy Cruz and Beckham on the field at the same time could give the Giants a lethal aerial attack in the 2016 season.
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