On Thursday night, the New York Giants were hit with the injury bug again when running back Andre Brown left the game just before halftime hobbling and went to the locker room to get x-rays on his left leg. It was then revealed that he suffered a broken leg for the second time in two years and it was speculated through the night that Brown's season likely was over before getting started.
However, it looks like his season might not be done after all as Brown told reporters after the Giants 28-20 loss to the New England Patriots that he only has a small crack in his left leg and it's not as serious unlike the broken leg he suffered last November and feels like he can come back from the injury.
Brown doesn't feel that surgery will be needed, which would be a huge victory for him, as he was supposed to be the other starting running back on the team with David Wilson, but with the injury to the leg, he will likely be out for the Giants Week 1 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys on September 8.
If Brown's injury isn't as serious as everyone suspected it; he won't have to go on season-ending injured reserve, nor would he have to go on temporary injured reserve, and could simply return in a few weeks; pending that is if the injury is in fact not that serious.
If the Giants were to use the temporary IR for Brown though, they couldn't use it until September 3. The team also has to get the roster down to 53 players by 6 p.m. on Saturday night; so Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has some important roster decisions to make with Brown, Michael Cox, Ryan Torain and Da'Rel Scott and if they make the team or not, especially considering Brown's injury.
If there are any setbacks with Brown's leg and he is forced to miss the 2013 season, there's always the possibility of the Giants looking to free agency at someone like Brandon Jacobs, whose name was mentioned during the live telecast a lot as a potential replacement if needed.
Stay tuned to Giants 101 for updates regarding Brown and the status of his injured leg.
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