New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is only nine months removed from a severe knee injury, but teammates say he looks like a new man.

Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara worked out with Cruz and believes he’s faster now than he was before he tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in October.

“I trained with Cruz for one day down in Arizona ‐ and he just came in for a day because he was in town ‐ and I’m telling you, this guy looked fab . . . I’m telling you. Remember that I said this. This guy looks faster now than he did before,” Amukamara said on his podcast, via NJ.com. “I was just looking at him and was like, ‘Man, how is this possible?’”

Amukamara went on to admit that he could be overreacting and maybe he’s being a little optimistic.

“It could be [he’s faster] or it could be I haven’t seen him run in a long time and he just looks crisp,” Amukamara said. “But I keep telling him. ‘Man, you look faster. You look faster’ and stuff like that. He looks so good, so polished. He does not look like he missed a step.”

Giants medical personnel believe Cruz will be ready to go by the start of training camp as well.

By Glenn Erby

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