Victor Cruz in walking boot

Updated: August 20, 2013, 7:49 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Victor Cruz is in a walking boot and is using crutches due to a bruised heel.

But the New York Giants wide receiver sees himself playing in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 8 after escaping serious damage to his left heel.

"Hopefully I can be back before then," said Cruz, who was upbeat Tuesday and didn't seem overly concerned about his injury. "But I do envision myself being on the practice field getting ready for that Cowboys game and ...

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