Although the New York Giants dominated the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, it was not all sunshine and rainbows. Backup/goal line running back Andre Brown ended up breaking his fibula in the win. Not a real good injury to be dealing with.
During postgame, Tom Coughlin says RB Andre Brown broke fibula during 38-10 win over Packers.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 26, 2012
That is something that could end up hurting the team in the long run. For whatever reason, the team has gone to Brown in the red zone more often than starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw. This injury means that Bradshaw will once again be getting those carries. That might be great for his fantasy owners, but not so great for the Giants and their fans.
I am not a doctor, but I have to imagine that this injury is going to end the year for Brown. A broken leg is something that takes about two months to heal and the only shot he would probably have of returning is very late in the playoffs. He had a very impressive 2012 until this injury and hopefully he can come back and build off that in 2013.
Brown is probably one of the hardest workers in football and he has a great story. This injury will certainly hurt, but he should be able to return to full strength for next season. If he can continue to build on his performance this season, the Giants should have a capable stable of RBs for a long time.