Victor Cruz injury: Giants WR returns from locker room

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz has returned to the field after his evaluation in the locker room.

Update: Victor Cruz has returned from the locker room and is back on the field.

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz left Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with an apparent injury to his collarbone.

Cruz made a catch and was slammed to the ground by cornerback Bradley Fletcher. He fell hard on his neck and shoulders, remaining down on the field for some time before walking to the sideline. Cruz was taken to the locker room for further evaluation, and is currently undergoing x-rays to determine if he broke a bone-- according to Zach Schonbrun.

Cruzhurt_medium

This was the second major offensive player injured in Sunday's game. The Philadelphia Eagles lost quarterback Michael Vick in the first half and were forced to turn to Matt Barkley, who has struggled throughout the game. Now New York will need to lean on second wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, but he has infinitely more NFL experience and a stronger resume than the Eagles rookie quarterback.

Nicks has been the subject of trade rumors while the Giants have struggled and it's unlikely New York will move the receiver if they are forced to be without Cruz moving forward.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Week 8 updates and highlights | Live NFL scoreboard

NFL Week 8 picks: Good picks for bad games | Watchability

Fantasy football rankings, advice and news

Breaking Madden: The Buccaneers and their 44 Greg Schianos | More

Is the problem Trent Richardson or the Colts' offense?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.