Andre Brown Injury: Updates on Giants RB's Head

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Running back Andre Brown #35 of the New York Giants prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants may have just suffered a major loss at the running back position.

UPDATE: Wednesday, October 17 at 11:09 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Great news for Giants fans and fantasy owners as Andre Brown (concussion) has finally been cleared to resume practicing, according to New York Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel.

Andre Brown has been cleared. Will Giants be more balanced? Coughlin says "we will see"

— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) October 17, 2012


UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 14 at 3:10 p.m. ET

As we suspected, Andre Brown will not be in the lineup today against the San Francisco 49ers. 

The Giants official injury report confirmed this news, and it seems that the backup RB will need more time to heal from a concussion suffered in a Week 5 blowout of the Cleveland Browns. 

We'll keep you updated right here with the latest news, information, updates and fantasy implications of Brown's injury and when he might be able to return.



UPDATE: Friday, Oct. 12 at 1:10 p.m. ET by Matt Fitzgerald

Amidst the unfortunate news recently posted on the Giants' official Twitter account, Andre Brown will not be in action on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Bernard, brown and Phillips are out. Nicks is questionable

— New York Giants (@Giants) October 12, 2012


Brown sustained the concussion on a kickoff in Week 5's matchup with the Cleveland Browns. QB Eli Manning is as clutch as anyone, and should be able to handle himself against the vaunted Niners defense no matter who is in the backfield. Any help the typically inept running game can provide is simply a bonus.

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UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET by Adam Wells

The likelihood of Andre Brown being able to go this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers looks slim, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the running back was not at practice on Thursday. 

Given the resurgence of Ahmad Bradshaw last week against Cleveland, the Giants have to feel a little better about their run game. Of course, the 49ers are a bit better up front than the Browns, so we will see if they have the same success running the ball. 



UPDATE: Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 11:40 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Andre Brown (concussion) has yet to be medically cleared for practice, according to New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.


UPDATE: Monday, Oct. 8 at 2:28 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Tom Coughlin has confirmed that backup RB Andre Brown suffered a concussion in the Giants' Week 5 win, according to Newark Star-Ledger's Jenny Vrentas.


UPDATE: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 3:20 p.m. ET

Andre Brown is done for the day, according to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger.

He was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 5 contest against the Cleveland Brown. He took a major shot on a kick return and immediately went to the sidelines and did not return.

We'll keep you updated right here on the type of injury and when the running back will be expected return as soon as that information is released.



According to Jane McManus of ESPN New York, Andre Brown is currently on the sidelines getting evaluated for a potential head injury.

Brown, the second-string running back, was injured when he took a serious shot during a kick return.

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post believes it may be a concussion, which would mean Ahmad Bradshaw would be forced to shoulder the majority of the Giants’ carries for the remainder of the game.

New York is currently in the midst of a tough contest at MetLife Stadium against the Cleveland Browns. Losing a serious contributor in the ground game would certainly hurt.

Brown has garnered 198 yards and three touchdowns since Week 2—with an especially impressive performance coming against the Panthers in Week 3—and has become an instrumental part of the G-Men’s attack.  

We’ll keep you updated right here when we know about the seriousness and extent of the injury, how it will impact the Giants for the remainder of the contest and what it means for Brown and his fantasy owners going forward.