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.
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
Byron Buxton (thumb) will take batting practice on the field Thursday.
If all goes well on Thursday with batting practice, he'll move onto play in simulated games at the Twins' spring training complex. There is no word on how many games he will need but hopefully it won't be long after that before he starts a minor league rehab assignment. There has been a lot of speculation that he could be out until late August but we will just have to see how his thumb reacts to the work. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Chris Conley has a knee sprain. He's day-to-day.
The rookie wide receiver out of Georgia was forced to leave camp on Wednesday with a strained knee. One would expect him to rest and recover for upwards of a week but there is a starting spot on the line. Conley may want to push himself back on the field sooner rather than later. He has 4.35 speed and looks to take the role left by Donnie Avery. Analysis: Drew Phelps