Giantsí Bradshaw could play against Ravens
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw sat out against the Atlanta Falcons with a sprained knee sustained while facing the New Orleans Saints in Week 14. But Ahmad Bradshaw does hope to be of more assistant to the New York Giants while predicating a return for this week so that the team can avoid meeting a similar fate against the Baltimore Ravens.
"I'm planning on going this week yeah," said Ahmad Bradshaw. “"I've done this one before. It's healing a lot quicker than expected. Like I said, my plan is to be out there Sunday."
Ahmad Bradshaw hasn’t practiced all week, but the 26-year-old justified that by saying that he needed the “rest” to return fresh and completely healthy for what is essentially a playoffs game against Baltimore Ravens for the New York Giants.
The sixth-year veteran Ahmad Bradshaw previously played through broken and bruised feet. Earlier in the season Ahmad Bradshaw missed a single game with neck injury, and kept playing through a foot injury in Week 6. While Ahmad Bradshaw’s toughness is not to be questioned New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin’s was not so confident about his player’s projected return against the Baltimore Ravens.
"You know what, I'm not sure of that yet," Tom Coughlin said on the realistic chances of Ahmad Bradshaw playing against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. "Medically I don’t have that kind of feedback yet."
But after seeing the way things ended-up for the New York Giants last night Ahmad Bradshaw is determined not to leave anything to chance. Ahmad Bradshaw observed that things could have ended differently for the New York Giants if he’d been in the lineup Sunday night.
"It was just a couple pieces missing, a couple things we couldn’t finish," said Ahmad Bradshaw. "I just would have liked to have been there. A lot of things would have been different."
Yet when you look at it, the New York Giants’ struggles went far and beyond just the running game (which didn’t appear to be particularly diminished in Ahmad Bradshaw’s absence. The New York Giants struggled to pull out of an early deficit (by a huge margin) and were forced to throw the ball more and carried the ball on 21 times for 97 yards.
Lawrence Tynes missed a crucial field goal and quarterback Eli Manning threw a second interception with the New York Giants already trailing behind 17-0 in the second quarter. The New York Giants did seem to struggle on three fourth down conversion attempts but one was a pass and the third opportunity came a little too late with the score already up 24-0.
While Ahmad Bradshaw stated his plans to play this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens, the former seventh-round pick reflexively added he had similar opinions before being sidelined last week.