Report: Steve Smith could be out for season

December, 15, 2010
12/15/10
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New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith may be done for the season following a knee injury in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Minnesota Vikings, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News. Citing anonymous sources, Vacchiano said Smith suffered a torn meniscus in the knee when the receiver was pulled down from behind by Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway.

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Smith has to be wondering what else can go wrong this season. He'd just missed a month with a torn pectoral muscle. And with the Eagles on their way to town Sunday, this would be a major setback for the Giants. Depending on the severity of the injury, the Giants could try to wait on Smith for a few weeks before placing him on injured reserve. General manager Jerry Reese has brought in Michael Clayton, Devin Thomas and Derek Hagan in recent weeks, so it's not like the Giants are in a rush to replace Smith on the roster.

My guess is that they'll give him at least a month to recover and see if he can help them in the playoffs. We'll hopefully find out more from Tom Coughlin Wednesday on Smith and Mario Manningham (hip). Linebacker Clint Sintim tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.

Coughlin indicated Tuesday that Justin Tuck (ribs) would be fine for the Eagles game.

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