So heartbreaking! The salsa dance has come to a halt, at least for bit. Victor Cruz left the field sobbing after he suffered a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, during the Giants’ Oct. 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It is unknown if Cruz will be able to return this season.
During the third quarter of the Giants V. Eagles game, the Big Blue was down 20-0, and Eli Manning looked to his go-to receiver, Victor Cruz in the end zone. However, when no. 80 went up to attempt the catch, he missed the ball, and landed wrong on his right knee — and was clearly in excruciating pain. Watch the sad video here.
Victor Cruz Cries After Knee Injury
It was definitely a hard night for Giants’ fans. Not only did they lose to their rival, the Eagles, in an embarrassing shut out, but they lost a key player — 27-year-old, Victor Cruz.
ESPN reporter, Dan Graziano, tweeted following the injury, “Giants announce Victor Cruz has a torn patellar tendon. Out for the game, obviously. Likely the season as well.”
While it hasn’t been confirmed that Cruz will be out for the season, his injury is serious. The patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the shin bone, so the injury could absolutely be season-ending, but will be further assessed.
Following his injury, he was carted off field in an extremely emotional moment — he had his hands in his head, and was clearly sobbing. Afterward, admitted to a hospital in Philly where he stayed over night.
As a Giants fan, I’m hoping that Cruz returns to the team ASAP not only because the Big Blue needs him, but because he’s one of the strongest and most positive parts of the team — he was most likely crying because he was not only in pain, but he was also upset to leave his team. He’s definitely one of the most selfless on the field.
Wishing him a fast recovery!
— Emily Longeretta