Giants WR Victor Cruz Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury


The New York Giants lost badly to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. To make matters worse Big Blue wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a devastating knee injury. Cruz was attempting to catch an Eli Manning pass in the end zone but landed awkwardly. Teammates and medical staff rush to his aid and after a few minutes, Cruz was carted off the field in tears. The Giants confirmed initial reports of a torn patella tendon in Cruz’s knee. The receiver from Paterson, NJ is scheduled for surgery and is done 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.”

Game Notes

From kickoff, the Eagles dominated the Giants on Sunday night. Eagles quarterback Nick Foles threw two touchdowns and running back LeSean McCoy rushed for a season-high 149 yards. Philadelphia defeated the Giants by a score of 27-0 to secure their first shutout win in 18 years. For the fame, Foles had 248 yards passing and Darren Sproles ran for a score. The Eagles’ defense harassed and pressured Eli Manning often, sacking him six times and preventing the Giants’ offense from gaining momentum. Big Blue had won three in a row, scoring more than 30 points in each victory.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz holds his knee after going down while chasing a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Our featured image is courtesy of Saed Hindash | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comThe story images are courtesy of the New York Post and USA Today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Victor Cruz and we hope for a speedy recovery from this serious knee injury. We hope to see him dancing on an NFL field soon.

Victor Cruz (80) is carried toward a cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)