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Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:23 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 3:41 pm
 
AmukamaraPosted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED 2:00 p.m. ET: ESPN's Adam Schefter is claiming Bradshaw's injury might not be as serious as previously thought. Schefter tweeted the following:

"Person familar with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw's injury texted this: 'Not serious injury -- should play Sunday. No surgery (needed).'"

So, make of that what you will.

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In a spot of very bad news, the Giants, who have been ravaged by injuries to their defense all season, now have an injury problem on offense. As in running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a cracked bone in his foot and is out indefinitely, according to the Newark Star Ledger.

Bradshaw apparently is deciding whether to have surgery. He's already had problems with his feet - in fact, he's had surgery on both of them - and he had to leave last week's game after one of the embedded screws began aggravating him.

That leaves Brandon Jacobs as the team's No. 1 running back heading into the weekend.

The Giants defense, though, has been the unit that's been hit hard by injuries this season. It might get a little healthier this week. And if Prince Amukamara can make his pro debut Sunday, we’ll get a chance to begin to see if he was worth a No. 19 overall pick in the 2011 draft. 

He was the last first-round pick to sign after a holdout, and he was the first to get injured as well, breaking his foot and requiring surgery in just his second practice with the team.

But now that Justin Tryon is out, the Giants are missing a cornerback when they face New England on Sunday. Even if Antrel Rolle knows he can handle Patriots receiver Wes Welker, New York would probably like to hedge its bets a bit and get as much secondary help as possible.

“The sense of urgency definitely is there, but I definitely don’t feel pressured by anyone,” Amukamara said, according to the Newark Star Ledger. “They’re just supporting me and telling me to get well soon and that they can use me. I’m just doing everything I can.”

Even without actually participating on the field, Amukamara has made a good early impression on his teammates, who cite his humor and his willingness to ask questions in team meetings as positive attributes.

“He is a good player,” safety Kenny Phillips said, via Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin. “You watch him in practice, he’s definitely coming along.”

Now, the Giants hope he’s far enough along to actually take the field for the first time.

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Comments

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:42 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Bradshaw, Andre Johnson, Kenny Britt, L Blount, Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, K Kolb.  One bad fantasy football season.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:10 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

If Bradshaw can't play Sunday, give the ball to Tom Coughlin.  It wouldn't matter anyway, since the Giants do nothing but pass this year. 



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:39 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

rest him for the tougher games...the pats should be a cakewalk!!!



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

If Bradshaw is out which I think he will be, Expect DJ Ware to step up BIGTIME , I think he will put 100 yds and a TD or 2 on a Soft Pats D. GMen by 10. And Brady gets sacked at least 4-5 times. Hit em Hard boys!!



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Let me see if I can help out the Patriots.  Bradshaw is out and won't get a single carry.  Mark it down.



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

I agree with your logic, but think there is actually a problem with the foot, and they're wanting NE to gameplan for Bradshaw when Jacobs will be shouldering the load.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

This turns out to be another blow to the Giants roster, but the timing is not too bad. They have some young backs with plenty of upside that could use the experince. Scott does not have much game time experince and Danny Ware is short on football inteligence. That guy Brandon Jacobs is but a shell of his past self. this guy could still be great if he would stop trying to bounce every run to the outside. He is faster then most defenses expect but is no Chris Johnson, although he is still 270 lbs and a very voilent runner and extremely hard to tackle. With those natural abilitys it makes for a very good h-back. But he needs to only run between the tackles and he could churn out 130 yards a game and open up the pass even more then what it is. Now getting Prince in the Defensive lineup is very important asap just so we can find out what he brings to the table. Bottom line this team has a chance to be much better then anyone has projected them to be. And Eli Manning has gotten some help from his recievers holding on to his passes, since last year they we the ones responsible for half of his Int's. Giants finish the season 11-5 and a division title.



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

So is the update that it;s broken or that it's nothing serious?



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Now it is a broken foot? but initial report that x ray results was found negative, where did they done these x ray in Mexico.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

"Its over. The fat lady has sung. Jacobs will do nothing in the backfield. Hey Reese! Go to the Bears and give them some pix and cash and get Forte!".. even the less clever football fans knows the trade deadline passed almost 2 weeks ago



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