Andre Brown injury update news has improved. The latest Brown injury update from the New York Giants indicates that he won't miss the entire regular season after all. According to a report on Friday (August 30) from ESPN, Brown might only miss four to six weeks while he tries to recover from a broken leg.
The fracture in his leg might not take as long to heal as originally thought, meaning he could be back on the field by the middle of October. That seems like great news for the Giants as well as fantasy football owners. When he suffered the fracture on Thursday night (August 29) against the New England Patriots, it seemed like he suddenly became dead weight for fantasy teams. Now he can be stashed in an injured reserve slot until he can return to the field.
Brown is seen as an important part of the offense in New York this season and he was slated to get a lot of carries as the backup for David Wilson. Last season he rushed for 385 yards on just 73 carries, working out to an average of 5.3 yards per carry. He also had eight rushing touchdowns, adding to his value despite not being a full-time back.
With this latest Andre Brown injury update, the New York Giants now have to decide whether the team believes he will heal quickly or if they need to place him on injured reserve. In the NFL, putting a player on injured reserve means he cannot practice for six weeks or play in a game for eight weeks. That's a tough decision for the franchise, as he could be back quicker than that six to eight weeks.
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