Giants' Steve Smith faces long rehab

Updated: December 22, 2010, 11:53 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith underwent successful microfracture surgery on his left knee.

Smith did not undergo a mosaicplasty on the articular cartilage as initially expected. But that does not mean the procedure was any less complex or the injury is any less serious according to the team.

The wide receiver, who suffered the injury in a win over the Vikings over a week ago, faces a long rehabilitation process that could take up to nine months. Smith is expected ...

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