Ahmad Bradshaw will play for Colts on Sunday

AP

The Colts didn’t get a chance to see running back Ahmad Bradshaw in a preseason game as he was held out as part of his recovery from offseason foot surgery, but they are ready to take the wraps off him now that the regular season is upon us.

Coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that Bradshaw will play against the Raiders on Sunday. Pagano didn’t give any indication if Bradshaw would start over Vick Ballard, saying only that they have a “number of plays” in mind for the former Giant in his first game with the team.

Bradshaw’s ongoing issues with his foot will likely mean that he’s an irregular participant in practice during the season, but he showed with the Giants that he could still be an effective player on Sundays without a full practice workload.

Craig Kelley of the Colts website also passes along Pagano’s belief that left tackle Anthony Castonzo should be ready by Thursday and play in Sunday’s game. He’s been sidelined with a sprained knee.