Andre Brown breaks left leg second straight year
The New York Giants have another big injury before the regular season has even started as Andre Brown broke his left leg in the final preseason game against the New England Patriots. This is the second time Brown broke his left leg in the last two seasons, which kept him out for the rest of last season.
This this the second huge injury for the Giants in the past two weeks. Last week, Stevie Brown tore his ACL against the New York Jets, which will make him miss the entire season. Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, and David Diehl are among other Giants who are suffering from injuries. JPP and Cruz are optimistic about playing in week one of the regular season against the Dallas Cowboys, but nothing is set in stone yet.
The question now becomes what will that Giants do with their running back situation. Brown was listed as a co-starter along with David Wilson on the depth chart. Wilson was expected to be the starter but was expected to split carries with Brown. Brown was also expected to be the the goal line running back. SI.com reports that Da’Rel Scott, Ryan Torain, and rookie Michael Cox are next in line on the depth chart and the Giants will need to either use one of them as a back up to Wilson or sign a veteran running back like Willis Mcgahee, or Michael Turner.
While this news seems really bad, there is some good news. Brown hopes to miss just a month and come back sooner than expected.
“Spirits are high, I’m positive, and I’m looking forward to coming back this season. It’s not as serious as it was last year,” said Brown according to ESPN.com. Brown said that there is just a “little crack” in his leg and he will return this year.
The Giants open up the regular season on September 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. They will be short one running back, and now will rely even more on the young David Wilson.