"I think we're just being careful, cautious with it," Cruz said, per ESPN.com. "Calves are tricky. Once they feel healed and once they feel OK, you can go out here and mess it up again. So you want to make sure that it's fully healed and fully recovered once you step back out there on the field.
"Not that I haven't been able to [jog] but they don't want me to right now. They just want me to sit down and let it heal, let it repair itself and things like that."
The calf injury that has slowed the comeback of
Cruz, who is coming off knee surgery, has not been cleared to practice this week. It remains to be seen if his availability for the start of the regular season is threatened.
He has been sidelined since Aug. 17 and has yet to play in a preseason game. He appears unlikely to participate in the exhibition finale Thursday night at New England.
Coughlin said earlier in the week it was a possibility the veteran receiver would miss the entire preseason schedule. Cruz was progressing coming off a major knee injury he sustained last season before suffering a calf injury in training camp.
Coughlin added the veteran receiver, who is coming off a major knee injury, could play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets. However, Coughlin also indicated Cruz could miss the entire preseason slate of games.
"It's great (if he plays), but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen," Coughlin said.
Cruz said Tuesday he feels he is still on track to be ready by the season opener against the Cowboys.
"I feel good. The knee is 100 percent," Cruz said. "[Sunday] was probably my most physically enduring practice, in terms of limitations. You know they have been keeping me down to a number of plays per day. [Sunday] was my most."
Cruz was held out of the first preseason game and the team has not ruled him out for other preseason action.
"Not necessarily," coach Tom Coughlin said when asked if Cruz would appear in a preseason game. "He has to do things gradually, and he's doing them gradually. He's getting to where he needs to be, and his mindset is outstanding. We brought him to the [preseason opener at Cincinnati] for a reason. We put him into the workout in Cincinnati for a reason. He didn't get a chance to play in the game, but he saw it. He was in it. He was involved. He was mentally involved, and he's looking forward to going to the next step."
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