Just a gut wrenching blow for the New York Giants after tests revealed that free safety Stevie Brown has indeed torn his ACL.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Giants S Stevie Brown tore his ACL, per league source.
Brown went down hard during last night’s game against the New York Jets on an interception return, though, there was no contact when he fell to the ground. Given that, it was expected he was to have some type of ligament damage though the hope was that it would not be season ending.
Unfortunately, it is.
Brown was playing on a one year deal and will now go into the 2014 season as a free agent, though, it’s possible the Giants may try to bring him back on a reduced salary as he’ll struggle to find a guaranteed contract.
Ryan Mundy is expected to take Brown’s spot, though, Mundy lacks experience as he’s only started five games during his career which stretches over 64 games.
A tough loss for a secondary needed every healthy body.