It’s a good day for the Giants when there is very little to talk about regarding Victor Cruz.
The wide receiver participated fully in his second straight practice on Saturday, made a few catches in drills, ran his allotted routes and took his full number of reps… and that’s it.
No stretching, no concern, no setback.
On to Day Three.
“The last two days, his work load has been pretty consistent as far as the reps he’s been getting,” Ben McAdoo said. “He had some team stuff today, so he looks to be on schedule.”
Cruz is coming back from a calf injury that kept him sidelined all of last season and a torn patellar tendon that cut his 2014 season short. He passed the conditioning and medical tests earlier this week, practiced without limitation on Friday, and was back on the field Saturday. McAdoo is so unconcerned that he said he never even bothered to ask Cruz how he felt after the Friday workout.
It’s not indifference, it’s relief.
As for the rest of the injuries being monitored, both J.T. Thomas (hamstring) and Damon Harrison (knee) were on adjacent fields during practice working with trainers. They are on PUP. McAdoo said Thomas is “getting closer.”