Monday, December 17, 2012
Brown itching to come back
By Matt Ehalt
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants might not have not looked like Super Bowl contenders on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, but Andre Brown has no choice but to keep the faith.
The running back, who broke his leg on Nov. 25 and was placed on short-term injured reserve, is eligible to come off only if the Giants make it back to the Super Bowl.
"I have confidence in the guys," Brown said. "I know they’re going to pull it out and I know I’m going to be playing in the postseason. I just hate waiting and hate not being able to help. We’ll see. We’ll see."
Brown, wearing a Super Bowl hoodie, said Monday he's moving around pretty well. It's been three weeks since he had the surgery and he is now out of the walking boot. He was told the recovery period is about four to five weeks and he thinks he might be running next week.
The running back had been enjoying a career year with the Giants before he suffered the injury on Nov. 25 against Green Bay. Brown had 385 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the season, emerging as the team's goal-line back. He even shined in extended duty, showing the team his versatility and making him a staple in the backfield.
It's been tough for Brown to have to sit out and watch the Giants try and make the playoffs. He said the team has been involving him in the meetings recently and he's back to being a part of the squad. He described the first week out as " a little emotional" but it's improved.
"Especially after going through what I went through (being cut seven times) and actually having a good season going on, to be out there and to get hurt, it sucks," Brown said. "But, you know, I’ve been through it before and I’m pretty sure I’ll go back through it and come back on top."
As Brown watched the Giants get dismantled on Sunday, he said he wished he had been able to go out there and help. He's still hoping to suit up once more again this season, and hoping his teammates can deliver.
"I told them that if they get me, there I’ll take care of the rest. I’m going to run like a bat out of hell," Brown said. "Just get me there, guys. I’m hungry. I want it. That’s why I’m working so hard to get back out there."