Giants Injury Report: All Pain, No Gain for Victor Cruz
Hang up the Dancing Shoes.
The New York Giants lost badly to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. To make matters worse wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a devastating knee injury trying to catch an Eli Manning pass in the end zone. Cruz was carted off the field by the medical staff in tears. Eagles QB Nick Foles threw two TDs and RB LeSean McCoy rushed for a season-high 149 yards. Philadelphia defeated the Giants by a score of 27-0 and secured their first shutout in 18 years.
The Giants confirmed initial reports that Cruz suffered a torn patella tendon in his knee. The receiver from Paterson, NJ needs surgery and is lost for the remainder of the season. Michele Tafoya’s report to Al Michaels and Cris Collingsworth spoke to the seriousness of the injury. She said to the national audience:
“I can’t remember [covering] an injury where I heard so much screaming in pain and agony, Al. Not just when Cruz was on the ground and the medical staff was attending to him. In particular when they picked him up to put him on that cart. It was as though the pain was coming back and surging. He is sobbing, as you can see. He’s been sobbing basically since he got down, knowing this is probably quite serious.”
Our featured image is courtesy of Saed Hindash | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. The story images are courtesy of the New York Post and USA Today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cruz and we hope for a speedy recovery.