Ahmad Bradshaw could be visiting the hospital soon due to a fractured bone in his foot. The running back is now known to have a broken foot and could need surgery soon, but that remains to be seen. Bradshaw has a history of bad foot problems and has played through the pain on various occasions; however, the problem could be worse this time. His team, the Giants, still do not have a timetable for his return. Bradshaw’s availability will apparently be based on his personal tolerance for pain and discomfort, though it’s almost completely certain that he will show up to play on Sunday. Basketball scores
According to a team source, no decision on possible surgery has been made, and the source in contact with Bradshaw maintains surgery will not be required. Even though surgery for a broken foot surely sounds necessary, he will apparently continue to play despite the injury which will surely prove to be a difficult and possibly impossible feat on its own.
Bradshaw suffered the injury during the Giants’ win over the Miami Dolphins just last Sunday. Hopefully it will not bother him to much during this Sunday’s game. Giants’ fans are definitely expecting another win soon so a lot of pressure is on the injured running back (and of course, the rest of the team) to give a hundred percent despite their injuries.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin is expected to address the media following practice on Thursday. Hopefully the news will be good but no one really knows yet. Bradshaw has a history of ankle and foot ailments, and he underwent multiple surgeries early in 2010 to insert screws into both of his feet and to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. Those surgeries could begin to hurt his in-game performance, but all Giants’ fans are still hoping for the best.
He left the Dolphins game and later returned after undergoing X-rays on his foot which certainly did not reveal anything particularly reassuring about the running back’s foot. NFL scores
Bradshaw has 440 rushing yards with five touchdowns this season. If he is sidelined, expect the Giants to rely on a running back combo of Brandon Jacobs and D.J. Ware. Jacobs played this past Sunday for the first time in two games, rushing for 10 yards on four carries.
Other players on the Giants team were out of commission on Thursday as well. Wide receiver, Hackeem Nicks was suffering
from a nagging hamstring injury yesterday along with center, David Baas who had a knee problem that kept him from taking part in practice routines. Other previously hurt Giants such as defensive ends, Osi Umenyiora (who was suffering from a knee injury) and Justin Tuck (who had both neck and groin pains) were back at practice though. Mario Manningham also made it to practice.