New York Giants running back Andre Brown will likely 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 team placed Brown on injured reserve with a designation to return on Monday.
Brown would be eligible to come off IR after eight weeks, which leaves him a possibility to be activated only if the Giants reach Super Bowl XLVII.
The 25-year-old 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. Brown 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.
"It takes a lot off of the win, to be honest with you," Coughlin remarked during Sunday's postgame press conference.
Brown's 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.