EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is out for the season, coach Tom Coughlin said Monday.

Cruz had surgery Monday to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.

The 27-year-old Cruz was injured in the third quarter of a 27-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday as the fifth-year veteran tried to catch a pass in the end zone with the Giants trailing 20-0. He grabbed his knee and was crying as he was carted off the field. There was no contact on the play.


Mayo, Ridley out for game against Jets: In Foixborough, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots declared middle linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley out of their next game with right knee injuries.

The Patriots are at home against the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Mayo is a captain and the Patriots leading tackler. Ridley has run for more than 100 yards in two of the Patriots six games. Both were injured during Sunday’s 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Mayo was taken off the field on a cart midway through the second quarter. Ridley was hurt late in the third.


Milliner, Winters on IR: In Florham Park, New Jersey, the New York Jets placed starting cornerback Dee Milliner and left guard Brian Winters on season-ending injured reserve Monday. Milliner has a torn right Achilles tendon, while Winters has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Both will need surgery.

Both Milliner and Winters were injured early in the Jets’ 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.


Mack to have surgery on broken leg: In Berea, Ohio, Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack will have surgery on his broken left leg and will likely miss the rest of the season.

Team officials said Monday that Mack broke his fibula in the second quarter Sunday against Pittsburgh. Mack’s surgery is being scheduled. A recovery timetable will be determined after the operation.

Also, Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant suffered a season-ending injury, tearing knee ligaments in the first quarter Sunday. Bryant started for Phil Taylor, who had knee surgery last week.


Trevathan has another broken leg: In Englewood, Colorado, Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan has another fracture near his left kneecap and is expected to miss several weeks. Trevathan was injured Sunday in his second game back from a broken bone below the left kneecap.

Coach John Fox said Monday this latest injury is above and to the side of the same knee but isn’t related to the initial injury, which occurred Aug. 12.


hearing set on removing Peterson judge: In Conroe, Texas, a hearing was scheduled for Wednesday on whether to remove the judge presiding over the felony child abuse case against Adrian Peterson.

Assistant Montgomery County District Attorney Phil Grant told the Houston Chronicle that prosecutors plan to argue for replacing state District Judge Kelly Case as presiding judge in the Peterson case.

However, Grant said Peterson’s lead attorney, Rusty Hardin, is scheduled to be out of town Wednesday and the hearing may be rescheduled.

Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child for using a wooden switch on his 4-year-old son.

NFL union

NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith will meet Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.

Goodell and NFL officials will be joined by Smith, the NFL Players Association’s executive director, and Eric Winston, the union president.