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Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants expect Victor Cruz to be ready for offseason program

When New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz went down with a knee injury and a concussion during Week 15, expecting a return to the field this season seemed unlikely.

It was clear that Cruz wasn’t going to play in Week 16 and with nothing outside of pride to play for in a season finale, the Giants opted to end Cruz’s season allowing him to properly heal in preparation for the 2014 season.

Healing required a relatively non-invasive operation which Cruz underwent on Friday, though the team does not expect the surgery to impact his availability for their offseason program:

Indeed, by having the surgery now Cruz is expected to be healed by the start of the Giants’ offseason program. The procedure also was minor enough that he should be able to participate in the team’s late-spring minicamp.

With Cruz out for the final two games of the season, Rueben Randle is expected to start in his place while Jerrel Jernigan will slide into the slot, previously held by Randle.

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