East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - New York Giants running back Andre Brown is expected to miss the remainder of the season after fracturing his left fibula during Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers.
Head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the injury following New York's 38-10 victory, and the Newark Star-Ledger reported that tests taken on Monday determined that the break should keep Brown sidelined throughout the regular season and playoffs.
"It takes a lot off of the win, to be honest with you," Coughlin remarked during Sunday's postgame press conference.
Brown had been serving as the main backup to Ahmad Bradshaw and leads the Giants with eight rushing touchdowns while running for 385 yards on 73 carries. The 25-year-old recorded a touchdown for the fifth consecutive game in Sunday's triumph and amassed 64 yards on 13 attempts before leaving the contest early in the fourth quarter.
His injury will likely mean an increased role for 2012 first-round draft choice David Wilson, who's been used sparingly on offense so far during his rookie season.