New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is confident he will play for the team again this season despite another calf injury setback.
Cruz, who missed much of the 2014 campaign with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, came into this season with doubts over his fitness before experiencing another problem with his left calf.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hasn’t put a timeframe on Cruz’s return, but ruled the veteran out of their game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.
The New Jersey-born player has yet to appear this season and was starting to look good in training before suffering this fresh calf injury in mid-August.
"I am sitting down and I looked up last night in the bedroom like: `This has got to end,'" Cruz said Friday.
"I am tired of looking at reporters every day. I'd rather be looking at green grass and numbered lines on the field. I haven't lost faith. I now that my time is going to come.
“When that time is, is still up in the air. But I know my time will come back here in a blue uniform with the New York Giants."
One-time free agent, Cruz, has emerged as one of the league's top receivers and praised the coaching staff for getting behind him during his recovery.
"This team and this coaching staff they believe in me and they have believed in me since I walked through these doors and showed my ability," he said.
"I want to give that back to them. I want to be out there and I want to play. They understand how much I want to play and how much I love this game. I want to continue to prove that.
"You gear up for that moment when you are ready to play and ready to go and you have another setback. Hopefully, it's the last setback."