Victor Cruz underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday on his left knee, ending his 2013 season. The Giants wide receiver came out of Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks with a concussion in addition to the knee issue.
The procedure, called an arthroscopic debridement, was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. » Source
Cruz will have plenty of time to rest and rehab to be ready for next season. Rueben Randle played 39 snaps, ran 30 pass routes, but was targeted on twice last week. Whereas, Jerrel Jernigan played 24 snaps, 20 of them pass routes, and led the team in targets (8) and receptions (7). It was Jernigan's first action since Week 12. Rather than try and guess which receiver Eli Manning will target this week, the safer play is to target someone else, especially since Eli's favorite receivers tend to play for the other team. Analyst: Michael Pichan View Profile
Victor Cruz (concussions) will have to go through protocol before getting cleared for practice. » Source
The Giants may just roll up their tents and pack it in with Cruz right now as their season is all but over. There is no need to risk further injury to their all-star wide receiver and they would be better off highlighting some of the lesser used guys to see who could step up once Hakeem Nicks leaves during the offseason. Cruz' year was hindered by the ineffectiveness of Eli Manning this year. Perhaps the two should spend the offseason together to help fix what went wrong this year. With a "normal" Eli, Cruz is an unstoppable force at the wide receiver position and should be treated as such next year. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile