Friday October 2nd, 2015

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection to help heal his strained left calf.

The wide receiver confirmed that he had the injection on Thursday.

Cruz has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Cruz had been rehabbing the injury before suffering a setback during practice Wednesday, which was his first since Aug. 17. He participated in individual drills on a limited basis, but was forced to cut his workout short after his left calf began bothering him. There is no timetable for his return.

Moving forward, Cruz told reporters that he will consult with the team doctors to assess his injury and come up with a rehab schedule. “I haven’t lost faith,” he said adding, “I know that my time is going to come. When that time is is still up in the air.”

Cruz, 28, had been publicly confident he’d be able to play against Buffalo in Week 4. The 2012 Pro Bowl selection has been hampered by injuries since tearing his patellar tendon last Oct. 12 in a game against the Eagles, which sidelined him for the year.

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The Giants are 1–2 this season after last week's win over the Washington Redskins.

Emergent star Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle will continue to shoulder the receiving load in Cruz's absence.

- Christopher Chavez

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