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Giants’ Steve Smith officially done for year

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If the Giants are going to make a postseason run, they’re going to do it without wide receiver Steve Smith.

After speculation this morning that Smith could be done for the season, the team has announced that he is definitely done for the year.

Although Smith was originally diagnosed with a hamstring injury, an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his knee.

Smith has played in nine games this season, starting seven, and is second on the team in catches with 48 and third in receiving yards with 529.

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19 Responses to “Giants’ Steve Smith officially done for year”
  1. scoopandslam says: Dec 15, 2010 11:00 AM

    Terrible news. He’s the unsung hero of that receiving corps. He runs perfect routes, makes the tough catches, and is their go-to man on third and medium. Doing all of that so well opens up the field for Nicks to make the big plays. This sucks.

  2. bleedgreen says: Dec 15, 2010 11:11 AM

    How is Manningham? I know he left the game Monday but didn’t see if he came back in or what his status is.

  3. jkay123 says: Dec 15, 2010 11:13 AM

    why was he even playing at the point of the game on Mon, why was he playing period? He should have taken a few snaps, ran a little and then rested for the Philly game.

  4. gcsuk says: Dec 15, 2010 11:18 AM

    Yep, not good. But every team is dealing with injuries in one way or another. Back-ups have to step up, running game has to keep up the fantastic play of the last three weeks.

    Lucky we got Hagan back. He knows the team, he has been running good routes, and he has been playing well in Smith’s absence. I will feel better if we get good news on Manningham.

  5. DonRSD says: Dec 15, 2010 11:28 AM

    this hurts.

    back to the old school mentality…..RUN THE ROCK & PLAY GOOD DEFENSE!!!

  6. rugdaniels says: Dec 15, 2010 11:29 AM

    this hurts, Smith is a clutch receiver and Eli really leans on the guy. The Giants did get to work on some of their backup recievers these past weeks and Nicks being back makes those guys better. Hopefully Manningham can get back over the next few weeks. The Giants need him.

  7. kev86 says: Dec 15, 2010 11:45 AM

    Think Plax can do some “community service” near the meadowlands around 1pm Sunday? FREE PLAX!!

  8. neverend1 says: Dec 15, 2010 11:46 AM

    The giants have no back ups. They all got injured too (hixon, cruz, barden, moss), their backups are from guys off the street.

    offense is decimated with injuries much like the defense last year

  9. gcsuk says: Dec 15, 2010 11:50 AM

    @jkay123
    Smith got hurt at the beginning of the 4th Quarter. I can’t fault the coaching staff for trying to get Smith some reps. You can’t predict an injury, and you can’t completely take your foot off the pedal, even with a 21-3 lead.

    I guess by that logic, all the starters from both sides of the ball should be taken out to avoid injury. You can’t do that with 14 minutes left in the game. They weren’t up by 30.

    Does it suck that Smith is gone? Sure it does. But we are forgetting that there are a lot of other weapons on this team. And in this Philly game, I would love to see nothing better than methodical, ball-control offense. Jacobs, Bradshaw, Nicks, Manningham (hopefully), Hagan, Boss, Beckum, Pascoe are all players the Giants have relied on over the year.

    And it’s time for the defense to get a Pick 6 (or two).

  10. nyjalleffingday says: Dec 15, 2010 11:51 AM

    Shame, Steve Smith is fun to watch. I’m not even a Giants fan. At the least maybe Manningham will get more targets for my fantasy team.

  11. natelan says: Dec 15, 2010 12:44 PM

    Giants are nobodys this year. Don’t care.

  12. thesmiteofthewicked says: Dec 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Natelan:

    If you don’t care, why post in the article?? Let me guess….a terrified Iggles fan?

  13. gcsuk says: Dec 15, 2010 1:11 PM

    @natelan
    Thanks for such an insightful and invigorating comment. We Giants fans don’t care about you either. Get back under your rock

  14. gcsuk says: Dec 15, 2010 1:37 PM

    Personally, I don’t think many Eagle fans are terrified of this game, and for many reasons. Recent history, Giants injuries, Eli’s INTs this season. I think most of them are very confident.

    However, I am confident in the Giants as well. While the Giants may have taken their hits on Offense, the Defense has been playing classic Giants football. I have confidence that they will come out on top.

    Of course I’m confident. I’m a Giants fan.

  15. jaymc1988 says: Dec 15, 2010 2:02 PM

    thats a killer, steve smith is our amani toomer 2.0. he goes over middle, has glue for hands on 3rd downs and makes the tough catches. this is a huge blow for us. but we can rebound. we got nicks plus manningham with hagan playin well and devin thomas needs to step up..hes done a nice job so far on special teams!.. although this is a big blow, well find a way. gmennn

  16. jaymc1988 says: Dec 15, 2010 2:08 PM

    @nathenal..y comment? gotta be either eagle or cowboy fan(redskin fan would never both to come out lol). giants r beast!.

    @jkay123 i said the same thing. i didnt want him playin any of the game, i was sayin all week play nicks if hes healthy but smith had a torn pec give it one more week to fully rest for the more important game. but turned out ended up tearin a knee muscle or w.e.

    and i second FREE PLAX AND RESIGN HIM!.. could u imagine plax, nicks w smith in the slot and manningham 4 spot. wed be unstoppable in 4-5 wr sets 4 havin bradshaw in the backfield..wow

  17. jaymc1988 says: Dec 15, 2010 2:09 PM

    and what a story plax comin out of jail back to the giants to help get another title! resign plaxxxx ny wants him back!

  18. bleedgreen says: Dec 15, 2010 3:16 PM

    I’m sure plax is in the best condition of his life. It took Mike Vick almost 2 years to get his speed back. How long do you think it would take Plax?

  19. jkay123 says: Dec 15, 2010 4:02 PM

    I didnt like him in the game, especially up by 18 in the 4th, i understand no lead is safe but he should have been out. How come no one is mentioning the tackle that hurt his knee/hammy. The guy grabbed his helmet and had a half horse collar going on there.

    @natelean, the giants are nobody this year, so ill just click on a link of a nobody team and put my pathetic 2 cents in. If they are nobody, what does that make you???

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