When it rains it pours, and such is the case with the New York Giants.
The team will likely be without its top wide receiver for the final two weeks of the season, as Victor Cruz sustained a concussion and sprained his knee in Sunday's shutout to the Seattle Seahawks.
Head coach Tom Coughlin is unsure whether Cruz will suit up for the final two weeks of the regular season, but it wasn't encouraging that Cruz did not return to the game.
"I don’t know. I haven’t been into the medical room. I haven’t looked at that play, but the kid went up and made a heck of an effort and came down on the side of his helmet," he said after the loss. "They’ve said what happens when his hand is under the ball and then the ball rolls out of your hand and you hit the ground. But anyway, I haven’t had a chance to visit in there. I know he came down on the side of his head, so we’ll see."
At this point in the season, with the Giants out of contention, it doesn't make any sense to rush Cruz back into the lineup. The Giants are playing for peanuts and nothing more, so it doesn't make sense for Cruz to face further risk of worsening his concussion or knee sprain.
Unfortunately for Cruz, he is just two yards shy of his third straight 1,000-yard season.