The Giants thumped the Green Bay Packers last night on national television, but it wasn’t without casualties. The Giants running game looked refreshed, but Ahmed Bradshaw will have to be the Giants main back once again as Andre Brown has been diagnosed with a broken leg, and his season is over.
The injury in question occurred on a 16-yard run by Brown, who insists that his season is not over, despite his leg being broken.
People the season not over yet!!!!
— Andre Brown (@drebrown35) November 26, 2012
The loss means that Bradshaw will be relied on more, but seeing as he’s got injury concerns of his own, rookie David Wilson will see a lot more touches moving forward this season.
Bradshaw knows all about stepping up as a rookie to fill in for an injured incumbent. During Bradshaw’s rookie season, Derrick Ward broke his fibula which gave Bradshaw an opportunity to eventually win the starting role.
“When I was a rookie I told David that [Derrick Ward] broke his fibula and I had to step in and be a big part of our offense,” Bradshaw said. “That’s what I expect from David. I told David just to get ready for the weeks to come. I think he can be a big part of our offense once we get him going.”
As far as the impact the injury has on the Giants season, they tend to struggle in November and December. With five games left in the season, the NFC East is wider than wide open, and all the Giants need to do is maintain wins. Losing Brown hurts, but having Wilson to fill in means the Giants might not miss a beat in the run game.