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Ahmad Bradshaw’s foot is bothering him again

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Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has sprung to life over the last two weeks, carrying the ball 57 times for 316 yards and two touchdowns in a pair of Giants victories.

It’s a big change from his first three games of the season. Bradshaw ran for just 133 yards in those games and the Giants lost twice, a state of affairs Tom Coughlin bemoaned more than once in his press conferences. Bradshaw’s been running well, but it seems that the heavy workload the last two weeks might have had a negative effect on his health.

Bradshaw isn’t practicing with the team on Wednesday because of a foot issue. Bradshaw has had foot problems for most of his career, including 2011 when he missed four games with a stress fracture before returning for the end of the season and the playoffs, and he’s had offseason surgeries twice since joining the Giants.

Coughlin said Wednesday, via Mike Garafolo of USA Today, that it is the “same type thing” that kept him out last season. It would have to be a minor version since Coughlin also said that he expects to have Bradshaw back at practice on Thursday. The Giants could have a bit more coverage in the backfield should Bradshaw be affected by the injury this Sunday as Andre Brown has been cleared to return to practice after missing the last two games after a concussion.

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15 Responses to “Ahmad Bradshaw’s foot is bothering him again”
  1. aljack88 says: Oct 17, 2012 11:53 AM

    Keep pressing Bradshaw with +20 carries per game and there’s no way he’ll be playing every week.

  2. rickastleydancemoves says: Oct 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    This guy ALWAYS has something wrong with him.

  3. mwatts1 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:07 PM

    I’m starting to see these Giants players are really soft. Nicks, Bradshaw, Price… the list goes on and on. Good thing they have a dominant QB and head coach.

  4. baloneyjohn says: Oct 17, 2012 12:12 PM

    Come on. Get this guy healed. Are you guys using medical doctors or veterinarians?

  5. snargi01 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:36 PM

    That’s right, Giants. Use him up in non-division games so he won’t be with you in the nitty gritty division battles coming at the end of the season.

  6. addict2sport says: Oct 17, 2012 12:36 PM

    Soft would be an accurate lable if they shied away from contact or refused to play with minor, nagging injuries. I don’t this is the case with Bradshaw or the other Giants (or most of those in the NFL for that matter). Highly doubt they’d get to where they are if they were soft.

  7. njgiant1982 says: Oct 17, 2012 12:57 PM

    I don’t think there are any players that are soft, especially not on the Giants. Depth keeps them going, why risk next week when you have bodies that can get the job done this week. Its not soft, its next man up while the others heal.

  8. inthearex says: Oct 17, 2012 12:59 PM

    Bradshaw is one of the toughest dudes in the nfl. They need to watch his carries over the course of the year.

  9. mynameiscoopermanning says: Oct 17, 2012 1:17 PM

    @mwatts1

    Bradshaw played a whole season with 3 broken bones in his foot and opted to get surgery AFTER the season was over. Yes, he is soft.

  10. judalation says: Oct 17, 2012 1:30 PM

    This is actually GOOD for the Giants… Wait now hear me out…
    Bradshaw is as tough as it gets but he lacks that extra burst he used to have when he was younger. Playing RB in the NFL will slow you down over time and you only have so much milage before you loose that elite ability. Andre Brown has that burst and great cut ability and Wilson has game changing speed. The Giants should bring back Earth Wind and Fire with Bradshaw as Earth on short yardage and blocking for Eli. Brown should be brought in as Wind in middle yardage to make that extra cut to make one guy miss and Wilson should be used more in the passing game. That way they stay fresh and gain experience at the same time. Bradshaw is getting too many carries to stay healthy the entire season.

  11. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 17, 2012 3:50 PM

    When you run on the outsides of your feet — and have 60 carries in two weeks — you knew he’d pop up on the injury report.

  12. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 17, 2012 5:23 PM

    the midgets could have Barry Sanders Jim Brown or Walter Payton it still won’t help them come Sunday. RGIII RGIII RGIII. !!!!!!!

  13. njgiant1982 says: Oct 17, 2012 5:55 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 5:23 PM
    the midgets could have Barry Sanders Jim Brown or Walter Payton it still won’t help them come Sunday. RGIII RGIII RGIII. !!!!!!!

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    I don’t who the ‘midgets’ are and I’m certain those guys are way too old to help. However, RGIII is an excellent QB and a huge rushing threat to us. However, I think my New York Football Giants have the experience over RGIII to win this one. It will be close, can’t wait to get to the stadium.

  14. herrerabrad says: Oct 18, 2012 11:24 AM

    Bradshaw is a solild back, but just has durability issues….Im promising everyone, its just a matter of time and David Wilson will explode as the feature back for the team. Way too much raw talent to be left out. He just needs to secure the ball.

  15. salventuri says: Oct 18, 2012 3:28 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:
    Oct 17, 2012 5:23 PM
    the midgets could have Barry Sanders Jim Brown or Walter Payton it still won’t help them come Sunday. RGIII RGIII RGIII. !!!!!!!

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    RG3 is at best the next Mike Vic, and that’s if he’s lucky and doesn’t get his head ripped off early. He shoulda continued hurdling and moved to Europe. They like garbage like track & field over there. Coulda been Usain Bolts homie.

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