A league source that the New York Giants are planning for the possibility that safety Kenny Phillips will be lost for the balance of the season.
Per a separate source, no final decisions have been made as to whether Phillips will undergo a procedure aimed at correcting a cartilage problem in the knee. If the surgery occurs, Phillips is expected to be placed on injured reserve.
Phillips has been in and out due to the injury, missing practice (like he did on Wednesday) but playing in games (like he did on Sunday against the Cowboys).
A first-round pick in 2008, Phillips has started both games of the 2009 season. He has 13 tackles and two interceptions.