The comeback of New York Giants wide receiver has been confirmed as done for this season. Victor Cruz announced Monday that he will returning to the operating table. This time it’s for surgery on his calf, which he tore Saturday running routes in practice.
“There are certain things that happen to your body that you just can’t explain,”
Its been mostly frustration for this young man who won the hearts of Giants fans with his touchdowns and celebratory Salsa dances. He was part of Big Blue’s fourth Super Bowl championship in 2011. He suffered a major injury in 2014 after signing a five year, $43 million dollar contract.
In Week 6 of 2014, he tore his patellar tendon. After tearing a calf muscle in August he was eyeing a return in Week 12 this year but it was determined that the best option at this time is surgery. Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin empathized with his former star.
“Very disappointing, and I feel very badly for Victor in terms of this one issue, obviously the most difficult to get over the hump with.”
Victor Cruz has not lost faith in a return. He expressed the hope that his fans share that sentiment. Cruz knows the work that it will take to get in a position to play on the field once more.
“I know that I have to retool my brain and my body to get to 100% and come back on the other end firing.”