Paul Schwartz of the New York Post also reports Cruz will be out for the season with the injury. NJ.com's Kevin Manahan reports recovery from a torn patellar tendon typically takes at least 4-6 months.
Cruz leaped in an attempt to catch a potential touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning, as the Giants trailed 20-0 in the third quarter of Sunday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was unable to make the catch and stayed down in the end zone until he was carted off the field.
He had 21 catches this season for 321 yards and a touchdown. He had two catches for 16 yards before leaving Sunday night's game.
After going undrafted in 2010, Cruz has amassed 264 catches, 3,963 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns with the Giants. He made the 2011 Pro Bowl and was named team captain for the 2014 season. He signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension before the 2013 season.
The Giants lost 27-0 against the Eagles on Sunday and fell to 3-3 on the season.
- Brett LoGiurato