Aug 7, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) makes a catch in front of cornerback Corey Webster (23) during team practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz off crutches; preparing for season opener

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a bruised heel two weeks ago against the Indianapolis Colts, which forced him to use crutches as a precautionary measure. Now that the season is nearing, the Giants have to be pleased that Cruz has ditched the crutches and walking boot and now he is on track to start the season opener against the division rival Dallas Cowboys.

The news comes from Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger. 

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was asked about Cruz’s status, but he was very vague and would not give an exact timeline for his return.

“From my understanding he’s getting better but it’s certainly not tomorrow morning,” Coughlin said.

Cruz has been able to avoid any setbacks, so his recovery has gone according to plan. That is obviously good news for the Giants who would like to be as close to full strength as possible as they enter the important first game of the season.

It is not yet 100 percent confirmed that Cruz will be getting the start, but all signs seem to indicate that he will.

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