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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: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 6, 2011 9:13 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

And you have a wonderful day yourself, Phillysucks and We shall see where we both stand by midnight on Monday.



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: November 5, 2011 9:43 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Dear Big Nasty: Have yourself a wonderful day and say hi to the statue of Rocky Balboa for me.



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Bright spot is Amukamara will be playing i hope he will take it to the house.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:39 pm
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Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

@billgriffith...

Bradshaw's numbers don't impress me.  He's had one substantial week out of seven.  In standard scoring leagues his numbers fallout like this...11, 9, 13, 8, 7, 30, 8.  Better than half the time he's under 10 fantasy points.  If you're the kind that likes those low scoring weeks with one monster here and there, have at it.  Start him each week next to Devin Hester in your lineup.  Or hope for another Jacobs injury and another garbage run defense.  With the looks of their schedule...anyone who had him should have sold high after the Buffalo game.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:35 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Great name, Phillysucks.  At least from someone with very little creativity and a 3rd grade education.  Let's take a look at the might 5-2 New York Giants.  4 of their wins have come against teams with a sub .500 record.  In fact, the winning percentage of the teams you beat is an impressive .285.  The Buffalo Bills are the only team with a winning record at 5-2 and you beat up on the 0-7 Dolphins, possibly the worst team in football, the 1-6 Cardinals and the 1-6 Rams.  What is even worse is your losses.  How can you lose to Washington and Seattle?  Really?  Seattle is 2-5 and you lost to them at home?  With Charlie Whitehurst as QB?  The Eagles lost to Atlanta 4-3, the Giants 5-2, San Francisco 6-1 and Buffalo 5-2.  All these teams have winning records at least.  Lets see how  you do now that your schedule gets a little more manly.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:30 am
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Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: November 4, 2011 11:17 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

More injuries? NYG have been dealing with multiple injuries to major contributors all season long yet still find a way to win and sit nicely at 5 - 2. The she-gles could learn something about perseverance from this team.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 10:47 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

Bradshaw is going to play. Aren't we talking about a crack right above his pinky toe?  I am at least hopeful since he is on my fantasy team. This is just a ploy to the Patriots to change game plans. Same thing goes for N. Y.....BJGE will take a back seat to K. Faulk this weekend. The Pats are going to throw alot and Faulk is a great pass catcher from the back field and B.B. likes him.




Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2011 8:57 am
 

Bradshaw has cracked bone, Amukamara could debut

 Huh? Bradshaw just scored 3 td's a few weeks ago when Jacobs was out and carried the ball 26 times. When they both play they still carry the ball 30-35 times.


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