This is the second year in a row Brown has broken his left leg however this fracture is considered to be much less serious and head coach Tom Coghlin is optimistic Brown can return to the lineup before the end of the season.
Despite suffering another injury setback, Brown remains positive and told the New York Post ““It’s not that bad of a break, just a tiny little crack in there.”
To replace Brown in the lineup it is likely the Giants will give a look to rookie Michael Cox, veteran Ryan Torain and Da’Rel Scott. Also a possibility would be the Giants look to bring in a free agent. Former Giant Brandon Jacobs is available but he wasn’t very successful towards the end of his Giants career, there is not much point in bringing him back.
Other recognizable veteran names are out there but these guys have a lot of mileage on their bodies at this point and it is unclear how much any of them have left to give:
- Michael Turner
- D.J. Ware
- Cedric Benson
- Willis McGahee
- Ryan Grant
- Tim Hightower
Expect the Giants to keep one eye on their current backs in practice and another eye on the waiver wire as teams trim their rosters down, maybe a useful back will become available for them.
In the meantime, David Wilson looks to be a good pickup in Fantasy Football leagues as he is going to be “The Man” in the backfield until further notice!
With preseason complete, all eyes are on the season opener Sept 8 in Dallas and the home opener Sept 15 vs Peyton Manning and the Denver Bronocs – visit SelectATicket.com where tickets remain available for all home games as well as MetLife Stadium parking passes.