New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz could be out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, and he has a concussion on top of his knee issue. According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Dan Graziano, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin stated that Cruz’s knee injury is more serious than his concussion, which definitely isn’t good news.
Cruz isn’t practicing today, and he suffered both injuries on the same play of last week’s shutout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The best player on the Giants offense this season, Cruz has 73 receptions for 998 yards and four touchdowns, and he’s going to be the Giants No. 1 WR for just about as long as he wants.
The Giants are out of playoff contention in the NFC East, so Cruz will most likely be out for the remainder of the season due to the knee injury and concussion. That’s the best move for the Giants to make for the future and his health, even if there is an outside chance of him playing in Week 17. The injuries are significant enough, and the Giants don’t have anything to play for at this point, save for pride. With Cruz almost certainly out this week against the Detroit Lions, rising playmaker Rueben Randle (869 yards and nine TDs this season) will get the start.