Giants WR Victor Cruz faces 4-to-8 month rehab from knee surgery, says he will play next year

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has no doubts that he will recover from a serious injury to his right knee and return to football next season.

Speaking to the media for the first time since tearing the patella tendon and undergoing surgery earlier this week, Cruz says doctors have told him that his rehabilitation will last 4-to-8 months. The 27-year-old says his spirits are high.

Cruz says teammates Marcus Harris and Zack Bowman have had surgery on their patella tendons and they told him they came back just as good as before the injury,

Cruz says he has made a videotape for the Giants (3-3) to see on Saturday night in Dallas, a day before their game with the Cowboys (5-1).