When doing something for the first time after nearly two years it’s natural to be rusty and nervous.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is not immune to that.
After spending almost two years recovering from knee and calf injuries, Cruz is ready to officially be back on the field for football that counts.
“To suit up in the preseason was a great feeling. But Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys will be one for the books,” Cruz told the Giants’ official website.
Cruz played in two games during the preseason. His first preseason game marked his first time back on the field in 685 days. The wideout said that the preseason has him mentally and physically prepared for the regular season grind. Although he did add that he could have some pregame jitters.
It will be good to see the salsa dancing sensation back on the field for Big Blue. However, after two leg injuries it’s tough to imagine Cruz having the same success that he had when he broke onto the scene in 2011. The wideout had two consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 2011-2012.
If Cruz can recapture the same success that he once had, the Giants would arguably have the top receiving duo in the league with Odell Beckham Jr. and Cruz. The Giants’ NFC East title chances might hinge on that success.