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Giants RB Andre Brown Fractures Leg

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Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images.
Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images.

New York Giants RB Andre Brown fractured his leg last night in the team’s preseason finale against the New England Patriots. According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, Brown has a small fracture in his leg that won’t require surgery. While that bit of news is certainly at least partially reassuring to hear for Giants fans, things are still looking bleak for Brown.

"Spirits are high, I'm positive," Brown said. "And I'm looking forward to coming back this season. It's not as serious as it was last year. 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."

This is the second year in a row that Brown has broken his leg. He fractured his fibula in November of last year, and he’s racked up quite a few injuries throughout his career. Playing on a one-year deal, this doesn’t bode well for his chances of landing that big payday.

"I didn't feel any pop or anything like that," Brown said. "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."

The Giants will have to decide whether they want to place him on injured reserve with the designated to return tag, which would keep him out for the next eight weeks. However, Brown believes that he can return to action much quicker than that.

New York will now rely on Ryan Torain, Da’Rel Scott and Michael Cox to backup second-year RB David Wilson.