Former Giants and Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw Suffers Season-Ending Leg Injury


Bleacher Report and multiple media outlets are reporting that Ahmad Bradshaw, the Indianapolis Colts running back, suffered a season-ending lower leg injury during Sunday night’s loss to the New England Patriots. The injury means that the former Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants may not again this season. The injury also places the veteran running back’s NFL career in jeopardy.

The Indy Star wrote, “It’s a big blow for the Indianapolis Colts, but it’s also a huge personal setback for Bradshaw. He had just overcome a serious neck injury for which he underwent surgery similar to that of Peyton Manning. And he finally seemed to be past the foot injuries that dogged him in recent years. Things seemed to be looking up – until Bradshaw suffered a broken leg Sunday night against the New England Patriots.

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Bradshaw had become an extremely important cog in the Colts offense. A career-threatening neck injury ended his 2013 season but up to this point, Bradshaw was returning to his 2007 form. He was the team’s leading rusher at 4.7 yards per rush and the third leading receiver with 38 catches. Bradshaw had become a reliable target for quarterback Andrew Luck out of the backfield. The Colts will have to rely on starting running back Trent Richardson, who was acquired from the Cleveland Browns after a stellar collegiate career, but disappointing results in the NFL.

“Ahmad is a warrior, man” close friend Trent Richardson said. “He’s always been like that. The biggest test for him was his neck, and he hasn’t had a problem with that at all.”

News & Notes

F&TS wishes the ex-Giant great a swift recovery. Let’s hope a lower leg injury won’t be the lasting memory of Ahmad Bradshaw for Colts fans. In other injury news, despite spraining his MCL in the game versus the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is going to try to play in Sunday’s showdown match against the Seattle Seahawks.

As always, fantasy football owners–be ready to adjust your rosters.