East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - New York Giants running back Ahmad
Bradshaw has been diagnosed with a knee sprain that has put his status for
Sunday's game with the Atlanta Falcons in question.
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, the sixth-year pro was
limited to only 11 carries totaling 33 yards.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin refused to rule out his leading rusher for this
weekend's marquee matchup with the 11-2 Falcons, however, noting that Bradshaw
has a history of playing through various ailments in the past.
"I'm not going to speculate because of the toughness of this young man on how
long it would be," said Coughlin during Wednesday's press conference. "He's
very positive about it. He definitely wants to get back as fast as he can."
Bradshaw's injury could lead to an extended role for rookie David Wilson, who
put up a career-best 100 yards and two touchdowns on only 13 attempts against
the Saints in addition to tallying a franchise-record 227 yards on kickoff
returns. The 2012 first-round pick also had a 97-yard kick-return touchdown in
that game, earning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the process.
Wilson's 327 yards of total offense established a Giants' single-game record
Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who's battling a sore knee, was also held out of
Wednesday's practice along with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (back),
linebacker Michael Boley (back), safety Kenny Phillips (knee) and cornerback
Prince Amukamara (hamstring).
Nicks played in last week's game despite a questionable tag and logged four
catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
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