EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WFAN/AP) – A person familiar with the injury says New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a broken bone in his foot and might not play Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots.

Bradshaw broke the bone in last Sunday’s win over Miami.

It could be several weeks before Bradshaw is back, according to a team source.

Bradshaw has had surgery on both feet and ankles. Without Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs will have to carry the load.

The Giants (5-2) said Sunday that Bradshaw, seen on the bench without his right shoe, missed time in the second half because a screw from a previous surgery was causing pain in his foot.

The injury first was reported by the Star-Ledger of Newark.

Bradshaw has carried 111 times for 440 yards and five touchdowns in a season the Giants running game has struggled. The five-year veteran became the first Giants back this season to rush for 100 yards when he gained 104 yards and ran for three touchdowns in New York’s win over Buffalo on Oct. 16. He was limited to 50 yards on 13 carries by the Dolphins.

Jacobs has had a miserable season, carrying only 42 times for 126 yards. He missed games against Seattle and Buffalo with a knee injury and then complained about his lack of carries before the game against Miami. He rushed for 10 yards on four carries, dropped a pass and was booed by the home crowd at MetLife Stadium.

The injury to Bradshaw could not have come at a worse time. Leading receiver Hakeem Nicks pulled a hamstring late in the game and his status for this weekend is uncertain.

Neither Bradshaw nor Nicks (38 catches for 575 yards and three touchdowns) practiced Thursday.

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