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RB Andre Brown out for season

Post  Big_Pete on Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:22 pm

This is an aweful break for a guy who had been showing alot of promise

from http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/08/14/giants.brown.ap/index.html?eref=si_nfl


Giants rookie RB Brown out for year (torn Achilles)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Giants rookie running back Andre Brown tore the Achilles' tendon in his left leg and will be lost for the season.

The fourth-round draft pick from North Carolina State was running a pass route out of the backfield late in Friday evening's practice at the University at Albany when the tendon ruptured as he reached for a pass from David Carr.

Brown fell to the ground immediately and grabbed his leg. As he was treated by trainers he covered his face with his jersey in obvious pain.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said that Brown will have surgery next week.

"I don't know how it happened," Coughlin said. "Andre was running his route side by side with the linebacker."

Gerris Wilkinson was the linebacker covering Brown, but he didn't appear to make contact with him. Brown seemed to be hurt before he started to jump to catch the pass.

As a fourth-round pick, Brown was almost certain to make the roster this season. He probably will be placed on injured reserve soon.

Brown played in 44 games with 30 starts at N.C. State. He gained more than 2,500 yards and scored 22 touchdowns. He also caught 70 passes and had 341 yards on 17 kickoff returns.

In 2008, Brown battled back from a left foot fracture in spring camp to start all 13 games and lead the Wolfpack with a career-high 767 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 175 carries (a 4.4-yard average). He also contributed a career-high 29 receptions for 309 yards (a 10.7-yard average) and two TDs.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:10 am

That really stinks.
Brown may not have been ahead of Ware for the third spot anyways, but an injury like that really sets back his development on the practice squad.
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Post  NYG Hampton 27 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:57 am

TD wrote:That really stinks.
Brown may not have been ahead of Ware for the third spot anyways, but an injury like that really sets back his development on the practice squad.
Yea this is terribly unfortunate. An injury like this so early in his career could be pretty disastrous, hopefully he rehabs it and gets back to full strength in time for next summer.

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