Ahmad Bradshaw might not be out indefinitely, as originally reported.
“I got a screw in my right fifth metatarsal two Februarys ago and I think the head of it is just aggravated right now,” Bradshaw said after last Sunday’s game against Miami. “I think it will be fine.”
According to a source, Bradshaw could avoid surgery and still play Sunday at Foxborough.
A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the injury is not considered serious and that Bradshaw “should play Sunday” against the Patriots. The source said that surgery will not be necessary, and coach Tom Couglin said no decision has been made regarding the need for surgery at some point. “I’m not going to speculate on what the doctors are going to decide or say. I don’t know,” the coach said.
The Marshall alum sat out practice Thursday and coach Coughlin is still unsure whether or not he will play against the Patriots.
Asked if he could at least confim the broken foot, Coughlin said, “I know as much as you know.” Coughlin also would not say if Bradshaw would try to play on Sunday. He has played through similar injuries in the past, but Coughlin noted that the players participating in practice will play Sunday. Bradshaw sat out of practice on Thursday. “The guys that are out there are going to perform as if the responsibility will be theirs,” Coughlin said.
There’s a chance the Giants could be playing around with the opposing head coach Bill Belichick – “The Master of Deceiving Injury Reports.”
Who knows if the Giants’ leading rusher is considered “day-to-day”, or “week-to-week”, so it would just be safe to assume at this moment he will be a “game-time decision” leading up to 4:15 ET on Sunday.