New York Giant fans, you will not see wide receiver Victor Cruz any time soon. He announced Monday that he would have a season-ending calf surgery. A disappointing statement to fans who have been wanting for the salsa dancing wide out to hit the field after a comeback from last season that never really took off.
Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee in Week 6 of the 2014 season and hasn’t played since. His rehab was headed the right direction until he tore a muscle in his left calf in a training camp practice in mid-August. He was hoping to play in Week 12 against Washington but after the latest check up the best option is surgery for the fast route back on the football field.
Cruz’s future in a Giant’s jersey can be doubtful after not playing and entire season and half. After this season Cruz has three years left on his five year, $43 million contract he signed before the 2014 season . None of the money remaining is guaranteed, but Cruz is owed $7.9 million, $7.4 million and $18.4 million in salary in the next three seasons an is scheduled to count for $9.9 million against he Giants’ 2016 salary cap. The Giants will most likely look to restructuring Cruz’s contract after not playing this entire season.
Wish Cruz to a speedy recovery so he can get back to salsa dancing.