New York Giants running back Andre Brown broke his leg during Thursday night's preseason game against the New England Patriots. This is the second year in a row Brown has suffered a leg break.
Following the game, Brown called the break "a little crack in" his leg. Brown says he won't need surgery and hopes to return this season.
Following the Giants 28-20 loss on Thursday night, Andre Brown limped off the field and towards the locker room where an x-ray revealed the fracture.
Speaking after his x-ray Brown said:
"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."Brown then added:
"It is not that bad of a break. Just a little tiny, a little crack in it. We still got to do more tests on it. Last time when I broke it we knew immediately what the problem was."The New York Giant have not had much luck in the injury department this off-season. The team lost Victory Cruz (heel), David Baas (left MCL), David Diehl (thumb), and Stevie Brown (knee). Brown will be out for the season, and Baas will miss the season opener. Cruz hopes to return in time for game one of the regular season.
According to Brown, he absorbed a helmet to his leg, which caused his newest leg break.
When asking about the experience, Brown said:
"I didn't feel any pop or anything like that. That is definitely a positive. I have been here before and I know. They would let me know if it was [more] serious than it was, but it is not."Last season Brown suffered a fractured left fibula during his teams November 25 win against the Green Bay Packers.
The Giants make final cuts on Saturday and will now have to weigh their options for Brown. If placed on the injured reserve/designated roster, Brown will be able to play after eight weeks.
Brown says he wants to stay on the active roster, noting:
"Nah, I would love to stay active. That is how I feel. I feel I can come back from this within a couple of weeks, and that's how small it is. We are definitely looking at it positively."Behind David Wilson and Andrew Brown are seventh-round pick Michael Cox, Ryan Torain, and Da'Rel Scott.
If Brown is done for eight weeks, the New York Giants will lose some of that one-two punch they would have received from Wilson and Brown.
In the meantime, Andre Brown is staying positive about his NFL playing prospects for the 2013 season.