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Ahmad Bradshaw to have season-ending neck surgery

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Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw will have season-ending neck surgery, a league source told PFT on Tuesday.

Bradshaw, 27, played a key role in the Colts’ Week Three win at San Francisco, rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown. However, he has missed the last two games with the neck ailment.

With Bradshaw out for the season, the Colts will rely on Trent Richardson and Donald Brown at running back.

Bradshaw has rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown on 41 carries this season for Indianapolis. He spent the previous six seasons for the Giants, playing on two championship teams and rushing for the game-winning score in Super Bowl XLVI. Overall, Bradshaw has rushed for 4,418 yards and 34 touchdowns in regular-season play.

The Colts play at San Diego on Monday night.

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28 Responses to “Ahmad Bradshaw to have season-ending neck surgery”
  1. roxtar10 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:02 PM

    No wishing him ill, but the waiver wire awaits his heeling.

  2. audient says: Oct 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    That T. Rich trade is looking better and better all the time.

  3. chefbob52355 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    Good back with a lousy medical history. Get well!

    Trent better start showing he was worth a number one pick.

  4. rodh32340 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:07 PM

    Wonder if 25% of games is in his contract?

  5. leatherhelmets says: Oct 8, 2013 4:11 PM

    Will we get an article on the Frontline special tonight?
    2 Hours on PBS.
    A league of denial?

  6. Wisconsin77 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    Great, more 1 yard runs from Trent to look forward to.

  7. bigrains says: Oct 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    Well that sucks. As well as Bradshaw has played this year I almost guarantee the colts will resign him next season. Having a true 3 headed monster at RB with Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw. If so, that would be the best stable of backs in all of football.

  8. brownsince64 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:15 PM

    yea that TRich pick that netted you a back that averages less than 3 yards per carry.
    Fortunately for you you don’t need a RB in the NFL anymore.

  9. jhorton83 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:17 PM

    The Colts will have to hope Trent Richardson can maybe get up to 3 ypc. I know that’s asking a lot of that alleged franchise back they got in that “MONSTER TRADE”.

  10. kremis says: Oct 8, 2013 4:23 PM

    I feel bad for him, hopefully all goes well with his surgery. At least he played a few games. Can’t say the same for the Steelers, who had their season end in week 1! ha

  11. hanifmiller says: Oct 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    Pretty significant blow. Trent Richardson has just been ok since being drafted. Odds are, he will not turn around the run game.

  12. clevelandschronic2 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    I was admittedly a bit upset at 1st about the trade of trich. But he never was explosive for us averaging around 3 ypc he danced around and wasnt decisive. But i had to sit back and look at production not the hype about him and now im thrilled to have the extra 1st rd pick because he hasnt been worthy of the 3rd overall pick or the pick indy traded to get him. This was robbery and im shocked that banner and lombardi deserve the credit.

  13. ccjcsr says: Oct 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    Neck Surgery = Career might be over!

  14. dasmol says: Oct 8, 2013 4:38 PM

    I hope my Charger’s D doesn’t make T. Richardson look like a superstar. Like they undoubtedly will Luck.

  15. dynasonic says: Oct 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    Finally! Someone in Indy gets neck surgery and we don’t pay them 20 million to ride the pine all year. WHAT A VALUE!

  16. kepdogg23 says: Oct 8, 2013 4:40 PM

    Trent Richardson does a lot of things very good, but nothing great. He helps the Colts passing game, he picks up tough yards (look at his big run on 3rd and 5 in the 4th quarter against the Seahawks), and he has only played 3 games with his new team. I got news for you…Willis Mcgahee is only averaging 2.5 yards per carry right now. End of the 1st round picks are far from a sure thing. He makes this Colts team a lot better.

  17. happywolverine says: Oct 8, 2013 4:50 PM

    Please retire dude. It’s over man.

  18. naes says: Oct 8, 2013 5:07 PM

    Die hard Giants fan here. I love Bradshaw. Was hoping he’d have a monster year for the Colts. Hopefully he does next year. Or for someone else if they don’t bring him back. Yes he gets hurt frequently but it’s because he plays like his pants are on fire. True warrior.

  19. zeedoubleyou says: Oct 8, 2013 5:14 PM

    Trent went for 54 yards on 12 carries with the game on the line in the 2nd half against SEA, good for 4.5 YPC. This is just like last year when everyone pointed to the stats and said RGIII was far superior to Luck.

    How’s that working out for you?

  20. bigal5654 says: Oct 8, 2013 5:52 PM

    Gotta love seeing the comments going from Manning Haters to Richardson Haters. TR will be just fine. As another mentioned he’s got all of 3 games under his belt with the Colts and the first one was on barely any sleep. Not to mention this is a revamped OL that is coming together. I wouldn’t want to be a Colts opponent.

  21. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 8, 2013 5:54 PM

    Bradshaw plays like a warrior.

    Hope his career isn’t over!

  22. jgedgar70 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:01 PM

    naes says:
    Oct 8, 2013 5:07 PM
    Die hard Giants fan here. I love Bradshaw. Was hoping he’d have a monster year for the Colts. Hopefully he does next year. Or for someone else if they don’t bring him back.
    _____
    Next year they will have Richardson, Brown, and Vic Ballard. Can’t see them bringing back Bradshaw unless Ballard’s rehab is going horribly wrong in March.

  23. inthearex says: Oct 8, 2013 6:02 PM

    As a g-men fan, this news sucks to read about. I was pulling for him and hoping he could make a run with these guys. Not the flashiest player but man does he have guts and dog in him.

  24. mikemcdorman says: Oct 8, 2013 6:11 PM

    Browns fan here. Watched every single one of Trent’s snaps in Cleveland. Seems like a great guy with a good heart. Also seems like a total bust at #3 overall. Tough back, just doesn’t have the explosion to break away. Also hesitates too much.

    Colts fans, around the league nobody’s looking to use a 1st round pick on an RB anymore.

    I’m far from tolerant of every move the Browns make, but this one, at the moment, looks like we got the better end of the deal.

  25. 12444uggg says: Oct 8, 2013 6:15 PM

    First, this sucks about Bradshaw (and Ballard and Allen and Werner ect). He looked very good against the 9ers.

    Second, Brown fan must be feeling it, trying to get after the Trich trade when your team bought high and sold low while losing a contributor. You guys keep telling yourself whatever you need to hear. Your getting a mid 20’s pick.

  26. mikemcdorman says: Oct 8, 2013 6:33 PM

    The Browns have performed better since he left. I respect him, but a marginal contributor is all he was. Then he started calling for the ball more, with a 3 ypc average.

    Check the stats.

    I watched the Colts game this weekend. He isn’t doing anything for you guys either.

    I’d rather have the mid-20s pick.

  27. xsfmed says: Oct 8, 2013 8:31 PM

    You Browns fans are hilarious. Thanks, I’ll trust the reigning GM of the year and the guy who continually finds gems like TY Hilton in later rounds over the bums that call that trash pit named Cleveland home. Make the playoffs for once and then you can talk.

  28. cmgww says: Oct 8, 2013 8:51 PM

    Dude is a warrior. I hope he can recover for this. The Colts will miss his productivity but he was on a 1 year deal, so they aren’t going to get killed cap-wise. As for Richardson, I think it’s more the play calling than him. Pep Hamilton is consistently telegraphing Trent’s running plays (power formations), then will spread the field and put in Donald Brown for a big gain. Defenses are still stacking the box. I am sick of the YPC talk, TRich iced the game with some big runs against Seattle’s vaunted front 7. With a better line (Indy’s is average at best) he will have better stats. He is a bruiser who wears down defenses. But grabbing him is looking like a very wise move after losing Ballard and now Bradshaw. There’s a reason the Colts are 4-1, with two wins against the NFC’s best.

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