Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz sent out a video via Uninterrupted on Monday morning, stating that he would not be returning this year. 

His statement, in part:

I just got news that I will be having season-ending surgery on my left calf. This hurts, mainly because I work so hard to come back from the patellar tendon surgery. I fought hard, day in and day out, rehab, physical work, strength work, and it felt like I was back to 100%. Then the calf happens, and it’s a tough thing to go through. It’s a tough thing to go through emotionally, physically, but I know that God has a plan for me. I know that I have to re-tool my brain and my body to get back to 100% to really attack this thing and come back the other side and firing.

It’s a tough time for me … because we were so excited about coming back and being a part of something special this year and being a special player individually. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to do it this year because of my calf injury.