Giants WR Brandon Marshall announced Monday night that he’s undergoing season-ending surgery tomorrow.
Tomorrow I’ll have surgery ending year 12. 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. Gods Delay isn’t Gods Denial #DueSeason
This is the third receiver the Giants lost for the season on Sunday, as they’ve officially placed Odell Beckham Jr and Dwayne Harris on injured reserve today. Beyond that, Sterling Shepard is dealing with an ankle injury of his own.
The good news for the Giants is that they have a bye week after their next two games, which could give Marshall a shot at returning their Week 9 matchup.
Marshall, 33, is a former fourth-round pick by the Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft. After four years in Denver, he was traded to the Dolphins in 2010.
Marshall’s time in Miami was limited to just two season before he was once again traded, this time to the Bears in return for two third-round picks. In total, Marshall spent three seasons with the Bears, but was traded for a third time to the Jets in March of 2015.
Marshall was in the final year of his contract and set to make a $7.5 million base salary for the 2017 season when the Jets released him this offseason. He later signed a two-year, $12 million with the Giants.
In 2017, Marshall has appeared in five games and caught 18 passes for 154 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Giants.