|Colts lose Ahmad Bradshaw to season-ending neck injury||10.09.13 at 8:14 am ET|
When the Colts traded for Trent Richardson more three weeks ago, they envisioned a two-headed running attack featuring Richardson and offseason acquisition Ahmad Bradshaw.
Indianapolis lost one part of that equation on Tuesday when the Colts announced Bradshaw would be placed on the injured reserved list and forced to undergo season-ending surgery on his neck.
“Ahmad has obviously seen several specialists, collected a lot of information,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s going to take the next couple of weeks to kind of sit back and decide where he’s going to go with this thing.”
Bradshaw injured his neck in the Colts’ 27-7 win over the 49ers in Week 3. He sat out Indianapolis’ last two victories.
The Colts signed the former Giants running back to a one-year, $1.1 million contract this past offseason, with the hope to pair him with running back Vick Ballard, who enjoyed a breakout season last year. However, Ballard suffered a season-ending injury as well, which necessitated the Richardson trade.
The onus now falls on Richardson and Donald Brown to make up for the losses of Ballard. Richardson has collected 151 yards and two touchdowns, but only a 3.0 yards per attempt, in three games with Indianapolis thus far. Meanwhile, on just 19 carries, Brown already has racked up 157 yards and one touchdown.
Bradshaw ends his season with 41 carries, 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
|Giants release RB Ahmad Bradshaw, DT Chris Canty||02.07.13 at 8:31 am ET|
One day after releasing linebacker Michael Boley, the Giants continued their salary-cap purge on Wednesday by parting ways with leading rusher Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty.
All three players were keys to the Giants’ Super Bowl championship a year ago, but all three have battled injuries while playing under big contracts.
Bradshaw, just 26, led the team in rushing the past three seasons, amassing 1,015 this past season. But he has been slowed by knee and ankle issues and was scheduled to make $4.25 million in 2013. He leaves New York as the franchise’s sixth-leading rusher with 4,232 yards.
Canty, who joined the Giants in 2009 after playing four seasons for the Cowboys, was slated to make $6.5 million next season. He missed seven games in 2012 with a knee issue. Boley, who played all 16 games in 2012 but was slowed by shoulder and hamstring problems, was pegged to make $4 million.
|Giants RB Andre Brown breaks fibula, out for season||11.26.12 at 10:56 am ET|
The Giants’ impressive 38-10 win over the Packers Sunday night was made less sweet when coach Tom Coughlin announced running back Andre Brown had broken his fibula.
“Takes an awful lot off of the win, to be honest with you,” Coughlin said.
The injury reportedly will be season-ending for Brown.
Brown is not ruling himself out. He tweeted early Monday that his season wasn’t necessarily over.
Brown has rushed 73 times for 385 yards and eight touchdowns this season.
The Giants now will rely on Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson to step up and fill Brown’s role.
“I feel bad for Andre, he’s my little brother,” Bradshaw said. “It’s heartbreaking for me just to see him so down. When I was a rookie I told David, [Derrick] Ward broke his fibula and I had to step in and be a big part of our offense. That’s what I expect from David and I told him to get right and get ready for the following weeks to come.”
Wilson said he is ready to help the Giants, who sit atop the NFC East.
“Dre played a big role in our offense running the ball, I’m definitely going to have to step up when my number is called and be prepared,” Wilson said.
|Week 8 NFL Injury Roundup: Hakeem Nicks to play against Patriots?||11.01.11 at 11:24 am ET|
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks injured his right hamstring in New York’s win over the Dolphins on Sunday, but Nicks is reportedly “all good” as the Giants prepare for their matchup with the Patriots this Sunday, according to The Star-Ledger.
According to The Star-Ledger’s source, an MRI on Monday showed that Nicks had aggravated a strain on his hamstring, but the wide receiver is expected to play against New England. Nicks originally injured his hamstring in Week 2.
Despite the nagging injury, Nicks has been the Giants’ best receiver this season. Through seven games, Nicks has 38 receptions for 575 yards and three touchdowns.
Here are more injuries to keep an eye on from Week 8:
• Nicks’ teammate and running back Ahmad Bradshaw left the Giants’ game on Sunday midway through the third quarter with a sore right foot. X-Rays came back negative and Bradshaw believes that he simply aggravated the spot where he got a screw in his foot two years ago.
• With Peyton Hillis already missing the Browns’ last game with a hamstring injury, Cleveland’s depth at the running back position took another hit when the team learned that Montario Hardesty will miss multiple games with a torn calf muscle. Hardesty suffered the injury on Cleveland’s second series in the Browns’ loss to San Francisco on Sunday.
• Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb suffered a turf toe injury in Arizona’s loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Kolb stayed in the game, but he was in a protective walking boot on Monday. He said he “had no idea” if he would be ready to play against the Rams this Sunday.
• Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins could miss 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury he suffered in the third quarter of Dallas’ loss to the Eagles on Sunday. Teammate Sean Lee dislocated his left wrist against Philadelphia and the linebacker is unsure if he will be ready to play against Seattle next Sunday.
|Report: Ahmad Bradshaw to re-sign with Giants||08.01.11 at 5:50 pm ET|
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw reportedly will re-sign with the Giants according to ESPN. The terms of the contract have not been released, but the report states that it is a rumored four-year deal worth $18 million, with $9 million guaranateed.
Bradshaw made it clear that he wanted to stay a member of the Giants. “I’d rather stay,” Bradshaw said on ESPN’s “NFL Live” last week. “I’ve set my foundation there in New York and I love just the excitement there. The fans are great. The community is great out there. I love New York the most.”
The 25-year-old Bradshaw ran for 1,235 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
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