New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has no doubts that he will recover from a serious injury to his right knee and return to football next season.
After the way their team was vaporized by the Eagles, Big Blue devotees are back to the September song of death. Just 60 minutes turned the tune from elitism to defeatism.
The New York Football Giants not only lost a football game in Philadelphia, they also lost two key contributor with season-ending injuries. On Tuesday, the team officially placed wide receiver Victor Cruz and cornerback Trumaine McBride on the injured reserve list.
Cruz had surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. McBride, who had been the nickel corner since Walter Thurmond was injured in Week 2, had surgery to repair a fractured thumb.
From here on, it has to be out of sight, out of mind. Immediate affairs preclude sentimentality over a much-loved comrade.
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Overcome with emotion, his hands in front of his eyes as the tears flowed, Cruz couldn’t hide his pain. If anything showed the extent of his knee injury, it was those tears.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday that Cruz will need surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee. He did not know when the surgery would be performed or the length of the rehabilitation.
The diagnosis, a ruptured patellar tendon, more than ends Cruz’s season. It puts his career in jeopardy.
A total collapse would have been tough enough for the Giants to swallow. But to do so against a division rival, and lose WR Victor Cruz for the season with a torn patellar tendon on top of it?
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The popular wide receiver immediately grabbed his knee and was crying with his face in his hands as he was carted off the field in the third quarter.
Donnell, an inch taller than Plaxico Burress, could become New York’s next great end zone-target — a regular customer for the Eli Manning fade pass.
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The Giants caught 32 passes on Thursday night. Twenty-eight were thrown by Eli Manning, and four came from the arm of Washington QB Kirk Cousins.