FOXBORO, Mass. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Giants backup running back Andre Brown has broken his left leg for the second straight year.
He limped off the field against the New England Patriots after a 3-yard run late in the first half Thursday night. He then walked slowly to the locker room, where X-rays showed a broken leg.
“It’s a little bump in the road,” Brown said after New York’s 28-20 loss. “It’s not that bad of a break. It’s just a tiny little crack in there. We still have to do some more tests, but last time I broke it we knew immediately what the problem was.”
“I can jog on it, I got on my tippy toes with it,” he added. “I didn’t feel any pop or anything like that. That’s definitely a positive.”
Brown rushed for 385 yards last season, second most on the team, before breaking his leg in November. He led the Giants with eight touchdowns on the ground as the backup to Ahmad Bradshaw. With Bradshaw now with the Indianapolis Colts, Brown was the backup to David Wilson, who rushed six times for 37 yards in the first half.
Brown had two carries for 4 yards.
“I wanted him to have a number of snaps,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “I wanted him to quite frankly play better than he did the week before.”
Despite the injury, Brown said his spirits were “very high, very good.”
“I would love to stay active,” he said. “I feel I can come back from this within a couple of weeks. That’s how small it is. I’m definitely looking at it as a positive. You guys that have been around here have seen me go through stuff like this and be a little down. But this time I’m not. I’m very positive and I’m looking forward to it.”
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