Adam Hurst

Giants' Victor Cruz On Schedule To Start Week 1

Created on Aug. 27, 2013 3:02 PM EST

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz is still rehabbing his bruised heel, but is scheduled to start in the Giants' opener against the Dallas Cowboys.  

Head Coach Tom Coughlin was positive about the receiver’s progression when asked during a press conference. While there’s still time until he is 100 percent, Cruz is no longer relying on crutches or a walking boot, which he was required to wear for precautionary reasons.

Cruz injured his heel two weeks ago in a preseason matchup against the Colts, and while he had initial worries it was a tear when it happened, X-rays revealed it was a minor bone bruise. Cruz ran today and will test flat ground this week, according to Art Stapleton, Giants beat writer for The Record

Cruz has steadily become the Giants go-to, big-play receiver. With his counterpart Hakeem Nicks’ inability to stay healthy last season, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Giants have been extra cautious with Cruz and his injury. The Giants went all in with Victor Cruz this offseason, rewarding the salsa-dancing sensation with a six-year, $45 million contract prior to training camp.