Victor Cruz
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) is injured on the field as his teammates and players from the Philadelphia Eagles huddle around him during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Puerto Rican Wide Receiver, Victor Cruz, was carted off the field in the third quarter of the New York Giants blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 on Sunday Night Football. Even more devastating than the loss for New York, is the prospect that they will be without their all-pro wide receiver for the remainder of the season.

Cruz went leaping after a 4th and goal pass by Eli Manning in the back right corner of the end zone, and landed on awkwardly on his right knee. The knee buckled as the ball fell through Cruz’s hands and he immediately went down grabbing his knee. Initial reports from the New York Giants medical staff say that the Latino star tore his patella tendon on the play. Cruz could be seen crying and holding his face as he was carted off the field and into the locker room.

Cruz was just seconds away from his infamous salsa dancing celebration had the injury not occurred, but instead, he was taken to a local Philadelphia hospital where his wife, daughter, brother and other members of his family were with him in the ambulance. In addition to losing Cruz, the Giants lost the game by a large margin as the Eagles won 27-0.

Nick Foles threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and LeSean MCoy rushed for 149 yards as the Eagles completely dominated their NFC East rivals on both sides of the ball. The Eagles defense was tenacious on Sunday night, harassing and pressuring Giants quarterback, Eli Manning throughout the game. The Eagles sacked Manning seven times and held them to just 11 first downs in the entire game.

The only silver lining for the Giants was that all-pro defensive back, Antrel Rolle, intercepted Nick Foles inside the red zone in the second quarter. Had Rolle not gotten the pick, there was a chance the score could have been 34-0 if not more. The Giants fall to (3-3) and third place in the NL East. The Eagles are now (5-1) and tied with the Dallas Cowboys for first place.

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