It appears the diagnosis on New York Giants‘ running back Andre Brown has been made after he fractured his leg last night, and he’ll be out for at least the first month of the regular season:
Rough, early timeframe for Giants RB Andre Brown: 4-6 weeks, per source.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 30, 2013
Brown limped off to the locker room just before the end of the first half of the 28-20 loss to the Pats in their preseason finale. X-rays revealed the fracture. Brown fractured his left fibula last year in a win against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 25.
He was reportedly fully-healed by the time the NFL Draft rolled around, and the Giants chose not to add another RB to compliment David Wilson, as the believed Brown and Wilson could be that 1-2 punch that the G-men have lacked since Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs were carrying the Giants to two Super Bowl titles.
With non Brown, the Giants will rely on a healthy dose of Wilson, and hope to get some production from seventh-round pick Michael Cox, Ryan Torain and Da’Rel Scott.