Although he's designated to return, the only way New York Giants running back Andre Brown will suit up again this season is if Big Blue takes the field on February 3rd in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. As a result, he's turned into the team's biggest cheerleader and is doing his very best to will them to win.
"I told them, and I’m wearing this shirt [a Super Bowl XLVI shirt] trying to get there," said Brown. "I told them that if they get me there I’ll take care of the rest. I’m going to run like a bat out of hell. Just get me there, guys. I’m hungry. I want it. That’s why I’m working so hard to get back out there."
Brown, who broke his fibula during a 38-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers in week 12, had surgery three weeks ago and is already off crutches. He said recovery time is generally between four to five weeks, but because he was placed on the NFL's new short-term IR after week 12, he's not eligible to return until the week prior to the Super Bowl.
Still, the 2009 fourth-round pick remains confident in his team and that he'll play again this season.
"I have confidence in the guys," Brown said. "I know they’re going to pull it out and I know I’m going to be playing in the postseason. I just hate waiting and hate not being able to help."
Prior to going on Injured Reserve (IR), Brown was having a breakout season. He had rushed for 385 yards on 73 carries (5.3 ypc) and scored eight touchdowns. He also hauled in 12 receptions for 86 yards.
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