There seems to be signs of optimism in this all-around unpleasant situation.
"There is no timetable set for me just yet," Cruz said during the premiere for his documentary on Monday night. "I meet with the doctors again this Thursday and take it from there.
"I feel better and I know that I'm progressing because the previous MRI showed the area of discomfort has gotten a lot smaller. Hopefully that trend continues and I'll be out there sooner or later."
First Cruz has to get cleared and make it through a practice. That didn't go so well last time around, when he lasted three plays and aggravated the calf injury on Sept. 30.