Stevie Brown's knee feels 'pretty good'

Stevie Brown | New York Giants

New York Giants safety Stevie Brown discussed his recovery from ACL surgery with reporters this week and reflected back on the fateful preseason game when he suffered the season-ending setback.

New York Giants safety, Stevie Brown torn his ACL during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts last year, yet he's not holding himself back in terms of his recovery process.

During the 2012 season he had combined 76 tackles and a total of eight interceptions. In the third preseason game of 2013, Brown injured his ACL and recalled the devastating injury with reporters this week.

"I was returning an interception and just kind of hit the turf wrong and…my knee…It was one of those things where I thought I would be able to walk off and then I noticed it was kind of burning a little bit longer than normal," admitted the Giants' safety. "The doctor came out there and he kind of looked at me and told me, ‘Your ACL is probably torn.'"

After learning about his injury, Brown had to find the strength to remain positive and get back in the game as soon as possible.

"I just kind of looked at [the doctor] and said, ‘Don't tell me that,'" noted Brown. "It was one of those things where I may have been down for about two days but you can't get better being down on yourself so I flipped it into getting back into rehab mode and getting back for this year".

After starting rehab, this offseason for Brown has been progressing on schedule and he is aiming to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season.

"I just think the rehab process and everything went pretty good. I came out here, limited in mind but sometimes you just keep going," stated Brown.

As of now, Brown is slated to be the starting safety opposite Antrel Rolle— a position he worked to achieve during his recovery.

"I didn't really expect anything," said Brown of retaining his starting job. "I knew that's where I wanted to be. I knew that I was going to work and wherever I fell on the depth chart is where I fell. Just keep going from there."

For Brown, although some would say he is progressing at a fast rate of recovery, he is staying modest and cautiously optimistic, while refusing to declare that he's ahead of schedule.

"I don't want to jump out and say that right away," noted Brown. "I just know I feel good right now. For what we're doing right now, I feel like I can do what I need to do but I know I still need to do better".

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