Giants punter Steve Weatherford tweeted a photo of Cruz wearing a knee brace and working at the team’s facility Tuesday morning.
Cruz tore a patellar tendon in his right knee in the Giants’ 27-0 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. He is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair it.
“I’m excited about the rehab process and getting back to my old self, my normal self. The next couple days I just want to continue to go in there and get my rehab, continue to be a voice in the locker room with my peers, with my teammates and just continue to be a good teammate," Cruz told reporters. "Even though I’m not physically out on the field, I still want to be able to talk to those guys and make sure I continue to be a voice. I’m headed in the right direction.”
According to Cruz, he could remain in a brace for about six weeks, and recovery could take four to eight months.
Before his injury, Cruz had 23 receptions for 337 yards and one touchdown over six games this season. He had 998 yards and four touchdowns on 73 receptions last season before suffering a left knee injury in Week 15.
- Danielle Zhu