New York Giants team captain Victor Cruz suffered a hideous injury in last night’s National Football League game and was taken to hospital.
Cruz, the Giants star receiver was left writhing in agony on the ground when he tore his right knee tendon in the third quarter.
The Giants team captain left the field in tears on a cart and was taken to a Philadelphia hospital.
As he departed, he was surrounded by distressed players from both teams. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
The injury is a huge blow for the Giants, as since 2011, Cruz has made the most touchdowns out of any wide receiver in the league.
Cruz, 27, was also a Pro Bowl pick in 2012 and is known for his salsa dance after scoring touchdowns.
The injury happened in the third quarter as Cruz leapt for a ball.
As the ball tipped his hands, his right leg appeared to twist and he immediately grabbed for his knee while in mid air.
The pass fell incomplete and Cruz crumpled to the ground in obvious pain.
Giants Coach Tom Coughlin said: ‘It’s a huge loss. The players have a lot of respect for Victor. Everyone grieved. It wasn’t a good scene.
‘It was tough to say anything to him. I went there and patted him on the shoulder, but he was in some pain, and it wasn’t a great opportunity,
‘Anything I would have said, he wouldn’t have heard me.’
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