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The Seattle Seahawks have been known to knock people silly, and Victor Cruz was the latest victim of the "Legion of Boom" when the New York Giants receiver took a big shot during Week 15's contest.
UPDATE: Monday, Dec. 16, 2:01 p.m. ET by Donald Wood
According to a report from Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News, Cruz is dealing with a head injury and a knee sprain that could cost him the rest of the regular season:
But Cruz hit the turf hard, landing on his shoulder and his head, and he lay motionless for a few moments. He was immediately removed from the game, and the Giants said he was evaluated for a concussion and a knee sprain. He did not return. Asked if Cruz was in danger of missing the rest of the season, coach Tom Coughlin said he was unsure.
“I don’t know,” he said. “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. . . . 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.”
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Jarrett Bell of USA Today shared these details:
After the play, Cruz didn't immediately get up, but he eventually made it to the sideline under his own power. However, the team's medical staff then began evaluations to determine if he had suffered a concussion, as relayed by ESPN's Dan Graziano:
At the time of Cruz's injury, Seattle led New York 16-0, and the receiver had managed just two catches for 25 yards. It's been a rough season for the Giants, and this is just another in a long line of disappointments.