Giants WR Victor Cruz Tears Patellar Tendon, Carted Off Against Eagles

In a saddening turn of events during the New York Giants' Sunday Night Football matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, star wide receiver Victor Cruz was carted off with a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.

The Giants confirmed the injury to the assembled press (via ESPN's Adam Caplan) late in the game on Sunday night:

As NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms, this catastrophic injury will end Cruz's 2014 season before the season's midway point:

Former NFL team doctor David M. Chao provides a bit of a silver lining, indicating that Cruz should be fully ready to go for 2015 with a successful surgery:

Cruz underwent season-ending left knee surgery with just two games left in 2013. Doctors cleared damaged cartilage that had been hampering Cruz, but found no evidence of a ligament tear. That allowed Cruz to fully recover in just about a month's time.

Cruz's right knee injury on Sunday is a completely different story - a major tear that will require several months of rehabilitation for Cruz to get back into game shape.

Chat Sports will more on Cruz's condition as additional information is made available.

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