It is never good to see No. 80 exit into the tunnel given his lengthy list of injuries. In his post-game press conference, head coach Ben McAdoo was asked about the condition of his veteran wide receiver and the answer was certainly a cliffhanger.
Quick and avoiding, McAdoo stated, “Victor is scheduled to get an MRI today.” Further into the press conference, he was asked about the results of Cruz’s x-ray, but he reiterated his previous statement.
The injury to Cruz’s ankle came after a great 46-yard catch down the field that put the Giants offense in the red zone. Cruz appeared healthy after the play as he was fired up, gesturing toward the crowd. However, it was running out of the huddle that the wideout felt pain and eventually left the game. Experts are saying it is a low ankle sprain.
The MRI will show the exact results of the severity of the ankle injury, but fans shouldn’t worry about Cruz just yet. After the win, the Giants celebrated by performing the “Mannequin Challenge” where Cruz was seen without a boot on his foot which is a great sign.
Until the news of the MRI breaks, assumptions about Cruz should be kept to a minimum. The wideout has fought long and hard to get to where he is and the moment, so a small ankle sprain shouldn’t hold him out for next week.