NFC East injury report: Andre Brown out for year, DeSean Jackson, Miles Austin hurt

Rich Schultz

Giants running back Andre Brown will miss the rest of his season after breaking his fibula. DeSean Jackson suffered a rib injury, while Miles Austin hurt his hip.

New York Giants running back Andre Brown is out for the season, while wide receivers DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles and Miles Austin of the Dallas Cowboys suffered injuries that could leave them sidelined.

Brown broke his fibula late in the team's 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, with his left leg getting trapped under M.D. Jennings on a tackle and twisting awkwardly. The running back had been splitting carries with Ahmad Bradshaw, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt and leading the team with eight touchdowns. Although he's considered out for the season, the team added him to the recallable IR, meaning he will be eligible to return, if healthy, for the Super Bowl. His carries will now likely be split between Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson.

Right tackle David Diehl also left the game with a stinger, and is questionable for the team's game Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Jackson is the latest Eagles skill player to go down after Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy both suffered concussions. The wide receiver left the team's 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers to receive X-rays on his chest and collarbone, and although no bones were broken, he apparently has a rib cartilage injury. He's questionable for the team's game Sunday against the Cowboys.

Austin hurt his hip in the first quarter of the Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game 38-31 loss to the Washington Redskins, and did not return. His status going forward is unclear, taking away from depth at a position that already was already missing Kevin Ogletree after a Week 11 concussion. The team has already signed Anthony Armstrong to fill in at the wide receiver spot.

The Cowboys were relatively hard hit by injuries in addition to Austin: starting linebacker Bruce Carter is out for the year after dislocating his left elbow, and cornerback Orlando Scandrick fractured his hand and is out indefinitely.

The main injury from the Washington Redskins was linebacker London Fletcher, who, for the second straight week, tweaked his ankle. Fletcher is considered questionable, but has played in 235 consecutive games, so expect him on the field Monday night against the Giants.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.