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Giants S Stevie Brown Has A Torn ACL

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Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.

The New York Giants secondary took a major blow when S Stevie Brown went down with an injury while returning an interception against the New York Jets on Saturday night. An MRI the following day confirmed that he had torn his ACL, and he’s going to miss the entire 2013 NFL season.

Following the game, coach Tom Coughlin said, “I feel bad for Stevie. He's been a tremendous addition to our team, and the guy has another interception and then that happens.”

This is certainly disappointing news for the Giants. Brown returned to the team on a one-year, $2.023 million restricted free agent tender. Promoted to the starting lineup following the departure of Kenny Phillips, he was one of the few surprises on the Giants defense last year with 76 tackles, eight interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Only 26 and entering his fourth season in the NFL, Brown still has time to get his career back on track if he manages to fully recover.

Ryan Mundy will move into the starting lineup to take the place of Brown. Mundy doesn’t have a lot of experience as a starter, and his promotion only further clouds the outlook of one of the team’s biggest question marks.

The encouraging sign for the Giants from their dress rehearsal preseason game is Terrell Thomas looked solid in his return to the field, and he should provide some much needed help to the team’s secondary.