A knee injury could potentially sideline Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw for the team’s upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Bradshaw sustained the injury during the first half of last Sunday’s 52-27 win over New Orleans. Though he did return to the contest, Ahmad was limited to only 11 carries totaling 33 yards.
“I’m not going to speculate, because of the toughness of this young man, on how long it would be,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “He’s very positive about it and he wants to get back as fast as he can . . . I’m not going to rule him out of anything. I’m not going to talk about the percentages or anything like that. You can speculate on that knowing full well what the injury is.”
Though Bradshaw has played through injuries in the past, the recent knee injury kept the sixth-year pro on the sidelines for the team’s practice on Wednesday.
If Bradshaw is unable to suit up for Sunday’s game against Atlanta, fans could see an increased workload for rookie David Wilson, who rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants mauling of the Saints.
Wilson, a rookie out of Virginia Tech, also had 227 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 97-yarder for a TD, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the process.
“Just gave me more confidence that if need be, I could go in and be productive for my team because the season is narrowing down,” Wilson said of his spectacular performance. “With Ahmad a little bit banged up, even if he is playing, they won’t want to keep him in there and keep getting him banged up. It will be a rotation-type thing and having a successful game last week does give me confidence.”
ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk discusses Ahmad Bradshaw’s knee injury and the chances he’ll play Sunday against the Falcons in the video below: