Giants' Smith faces complex knee surgery

Newsday—December 16, 2010

Steve Smith will undergo a complex surgery Tuesday and face a lengthy rehabilitation.

Smith, who officially went on injured reserve Thursday, will undergo a procedure to repair the articular cartilage injury that he suffered to his left knee Monday night. Team physician Dr. Russell Warren will perform the surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Repairing the injury will require mosaicplasty as well as some microfracture, according to the source. The injured area is the posterior lateral femoral condyle, which is a non-weight-bearing area of the knee. Smith is expected to be on crutches for six weeks before beginning rehab.



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