Only days after one of the best games of his career, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw missed practice today. HE was wearing a protective boot on his right foot.
“We expect he’ll improve during the course of the week,” Coach Tom Coughlin said before practice. “He’ll be able to play in the game.”
During last Sunday’s 24-0 victory at Tampa Bay, Bradshaw gained 104 yards, 38 of them in the first quarter on a dazzling sprint that included feints and slips of several tackles.
Coughlin said Bradshaw had an old ankle injury and a foot problem that he described as a sprain.
“He’s got some issues,” Coughlin said.
Bradshaw sure looked healthy against the Bucs and this is probably just a precaution, but…
If the only healthy (capable) New York running back is Brandon Jacobs, that would be a huge help to the Chiefs as they try to topple the giant that is the Giants. Jacobs is no slouch, but he has looked sluggish early on this season with a mediocre per carry average of 3.4 yards. Without Bradshaw, Kansas City could work on knocking him around a bit without worrying about a fresh back coming in to give him a blow.