New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall is out for the rest of 2017. He posted on Instagram to let the world know of the upcoming surgery that will keep him off the field.
“Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12,” Marshall wrote. “I’m filled with mixed emotions. I wasn’t able to produce for my team the way I wanted to but this was my greatest year to date. This game has shown me who I really am good and bad. This game has given me the opportunity to grow as a man, father, husband, teammate, leader. I’m so thankful for this game. The biggest lesson I’ve learned about myself is that adversity kicks my ass. I’m proud to say that after 12 years I’ve finally became the man I knew I was suppose to be by confronting adversity with a smile. God’s delay isn’t God’s denial. #DueSeason.”
This season could not be more of a disaster in New York. In 2016, the Giants made the playoffs. They added Marshall in the offseason, giving him $11 million for two years to play opposite Odell Beckham.
On Sunday, the Giants lost to the Los Angeles Chargers to drop to 0-5. The Chargers were also winless prior to that game. During the loss, Beckham broke his ankle. He’s out for the year, and now Marshall is as well. The team had already lost Dwayne Harris with a foot injury. Technically, Sterling Shepard is still around, though he also suffered an injury against the Chargers.
The team is scrambling for weapons so that quarterback Eli Manning has somewhere to throw the ball. Now they’ll have to face Marshall’s old team, the Denver Broncos, and perhaps the NFL’s best secondary.