[UPDATE, 11/12/10 3:12 PM EST: Tom Coughlin confirmed this afternoon that Steve Smith has a partially torn pectoral muscle and will miss this week's game against Dallas and possibly other games.]
I really did not want this kind of news, but it appears our New York Giants will be making do without wide receiver Steve Smith for a while.
From WFAN's Paul Dottino:
A source with knowledge of the situation told WFAN it will take a "few days" to get a better handle on Smith’s injury, although he very likely will miss "at least weeks," without being specific. A generic timetable of "weeks" – in the plural – translates to him not being available for Dallas, Philadelphia and maybe beyond. The Giants (6-2) did not comment on the report. Following practice, coach Tom Coughlin explained, "I don’t have anything to tell you about him until they do all of the tests."
The source did not indicate if the injury is drastic enough to threaten Smith’s season; however, a strained pectoral typically sidelines a player from three to six weeks – with rest being the best prescription. Pectoral injuries have not been kind to the Giants in the past. (As an aside, Smith is in the final year of his contract and has yet to reach a deal for an extension despite his plans to remain with the team.)
Argh! Let's hope weeks is only 2-3, and not the rest of the season. This is why you don't start making Super Bowl plans in November.