Giants confirm Steve Smith is done for the year

The New York Giants will be without wide receiver Steve Smith for the remainder of the season.

Team spokesman Pat Hanlon revealed that Smith suffered a knee injury Monday night in the team’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit that will require season-ending surgery. It confirms the reports first made by Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News that Smith was likely done for the season after working his way back following a month off to heal a partially torn pectoral muscle,

According to Hanlon, Smith underwent an MRI and was examined by Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday. It was determined he suffered articular cartilage damage. The surgery has not been scheduled yet.

The Giants will place Smith on IR. They already placed linebacker Clint Sintim on IR after he suffered a torn ACL at Detroit. His spot was taken when the team re-signed defensive end Alex Hall. This is Hall’s second run with the team this season and third overall.

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