Despite setback, Cruz says he'll play for Giants this season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Despite another setback with his injury calf, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz believes he will play this season.

Speaking Friday for the first time since experiencing another problem with his left calf, Cruz confirmed that he received a shot of platelet-rich plasma on Thursday in an effort to hasten his recovery.

Coach Tom Coughlin and Cruz say there is no timetable for the 28-year-old's return.

Cruz had hoped to play on Sunday against the Bills in Buffalo, but the calf didn't feel right on Wednesday when he tried to run full speed. He shut it down after talking with trainers.

Best down for his salsa dances after scoring, Cruz hasn't played in a game since sustaining a season-ending knee injury last Oct. 12 against the Eagles. It was his second knee injury in as many years.