Yesterday afternoon, New York Giants free safety Stevie Brown went down in a heap on an interception return. Brown was not hit on the play, causing many to believe he suffered a significant injury.
That’s also the belief of the Giants who are concerned that he possibly tore his ACL.
Per Albert Breer:
A torn ACL is feared for Giants S Stevie Brown, which obviously would likely end his season.
Ralph Vacchiano also shares the same sentiment:
That is absolutely the fear. Still waiting on official word. … RT
@albertbreer A torn ACL is feared for Giants S Stevie Brown
While the Giants have not given an update, it’s expected that Brown will undergo (or more likely is currently undergoing) and MRI today with results coming later this afternoon.
Brown was an extremely solid safety during the 2010 and 2011 seasons though struggled in 2012 with concussions.
The loss of Brown is certainly significant though, the Giants do have a bit of defensive back depth (all things considered) when compared to many teams.