NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The ailing New York Giants have suffered yet another setback. According to WFAN’s Paul Dottino, wide receiver Steve Smith will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured left knee.
The Giants confirmed Wednesday that Smith will need surgery on the knee he hurt in Monday night’s win over Minnesota.
Smith was examined by Dr. Russell Warren at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday and had an MRI. He injured the articular cartilage in his knee when he was tackled from behind in the 21-3 win in Detroit.
The game was Smith’s first after missing the previous four with a partial tear of his pectoral muscle. He had 48 catches this season for 529 yards. The fourth-year receiver set a team record with 107 catches last season.
Receiver Mario Manningham also underwent an MRI Tuesday for a hip flexor injury sustained against the Vikings.
The good news? Manningham’s hip injury is “not believed to be serious,” according to Dottino.
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