Giants: No Surgery For Bradshaw; Pierre-Paul Questionable
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Ahmad Bradshaw is listed as doubtful with a foot fracture, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin hasn’t ruled him out against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
“He would have to do some improving,” Coughlin said on Friday.
Coughlin confirmed Bradshaw won’t need surgery on the foot, reports WFAN’s Paul Dottino.
Bradshaw played much of the 2009 season with stress fractures. He’s had surgery on both feet and ankles in the past two years.
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 doubtful. Center David Baas is also listed as doubtful.
To make matters worse, the Giants have sent pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul for concussion tests after a collision during practice Thursday.
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.
Brandon Jacobs, who will be called on to pick up the slack, has had a miserable season. He’s carried only 42 times for 126 yards.
Jacobs 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.
Is there any chance the Giants can win with without Bradshaw, Nicks, Baas and JPP? Sound off below…
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