New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left in the third quarter of Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks with a concussion and a knee sprain.
Cruz suffered the injuries on a play where he appeared to catch a pass from Eli Manning and was then thrown into the turf by Seahawks’ cornerback Jeremy Lane. The play was ruled a reception on the field, but Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll challenged the ruling and the call was overturned, resulting in an incomplete pass.
The non-catch left Cruz with 998 receiving yards for the season and the injuries sustained on the play may have robbed Cruz of an opportunity at a milestone. If the call on the field would have stood, Cruz would have had his third consecutive 1,000 yard season in the books, a feat accomplished by only three other Giants wide receivers.
It is currently unclear if the injuries will force Cruz to miss any time. However, with just two games remaining in the season and nothing to play for, the Giants may err on the side of caution and shut Cruz down for the remainder of the year.