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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: Oct 31, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Guys this is just a psych-out job to get the Patriots to plan on Jacobs, just for Bradshaw to start. They need every angle they can to have a chance against the Patriots and they know it.

Here is my proof:  They X-Rayed the foot on Sunday and let him go back in the game!

Think about it......



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

i agree morris.  i just picked up scott in my 16 man league.  I'm hoping he gets his time to shine.  He's not the smartest play this weekend but he could be a huge sleeper.  When I mean sleeper, I mean starting role next year



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

of course i drop jacobs in fantasy last week after holding onto him all season and bradshaw gets hurt. cant believe how things work out sometimes. 



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:58 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut


Ware sucks.  Da'Rell Scott is the guy to watch.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

 Two 1st rd picks



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Jacobs time to roll!! He will get it going with the added pressure on Eli.  Two TD's at goal line!!



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Give Ware the reigns and give him a shot.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

They've got Ware to use for speed if necessary but beating the Pats won't hinge on the running game.  Pass, pass, pass baby!



Since: Sep 19, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2011 12:41 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!


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