Victor Cruz's disappointing season looks to be over. The New York Giants declared him out for Week 16 and announced that the wide receiver underwent surgery Thursday on his knee. Cruz was cleared medically after his recent concussion, but underwent an arthroscopic debridement of his knee in Florida. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cruz's knee procedure "is minor enough that it won't affect his preparation for the 2014 season." Cruz was wise to sign his six-year, $45.879 million before the season started. His numbers (998 yards, four touchdowns) weren't terrible this year, but he was not a consistent threat for the Giants after September. After a fast start, Cruz only had one 100-yard game since Week 4. He was held to 50 yards or less in half his games, often struggling to get separation late in the season. Perhaps the knee was an issue for longer than we knew.
Victor Cruz undergoes knee surgery, out for season
NFL.com | Dec 20