Giantsí Ahmad Bradshaw out 8-10 weeks
The latest surgery was performed to replace a screw in Ahmad Bradshaw’s right foot with a bigger screw that went through the two bones that he originally fractured in 2009 and 2011 respectively.
Ahmad Bradshaw previously underwent multiple surgeries on both of his feet and ankles. The 26-year-old Ahmad Bradshaw was sidelined for a total of six games over the last two seasons due to various injuries and has missed significant practice time while rehabbing. Ahmad Bradshaw attributed his tough running style for sprouting the chronic foot issues.
"It was giving me a little bit of problems, and now I feel a whole lot better," Ahmad Bradshaw said of his foot injury after surgery. "I just went through too much this year."
The offseason stem-cell treatment couldn’t hold off into the 2012 season, as six to seven games into the season Ahmad Bradshaw again missed time with what the New York Giants diagnosed at the time as a bone bruise.
"What I should have done instead of getting the stem-cell (treatment) last year was get the screw out and a new screw in like I did," said Ahmad Bradshaw. "This is very well-needed.”
“The doctor said everything looked great after (the foot surgery),” continued Ahmad Bradshaw. “They said it was something that I should have gotten last year, but you can't look back at it like that. I feel like I feel a little bit better after every surgery."
Ahmad Bradshaw’s season was also hindered by knee and neck sprains, but he still managed to finish off with another 1,000-yard rushing season.
The six-year veteran Ahmad Bradshaw said at the moment he is able to put some pressure on the right foot and expects to start walking by next week. Ahmad Bradshaw also hoped to ease into the offseason workouts, coming off from the surgery. The projected recovery timetable for the foot surgery spans between eight to ten weeks.
Although Ahmad Bradshaw has two more years remaining on his contract and is owed$3.75 million this season, Bradshaw still appeared somewhat uncertain of his future with the New York Giants a few weeks back. With the emergence of last April’s first-round pick David Wilson and a productive season by Andre Brown, who is expected to be back very soon from a fracture leg, Ahmad Bradshaw is aware that his roster spot could be in jeopardy.
The New York Giants will reportedly be $5 million over salary cap next season.
And with the ever-existing possibility of re-signing free agent tackle Will Beatty or hammering out an extension with restricted free agent Victor Cruz, the New York Giants could face a couple of tough roster decisions this offseason.