After flying to North Carolina to be examined by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson and after the doctor told him that a bone on the right foot could break if he continues playing football, the New York Giants backup running back Ahmad Bradshaw decided to continue playing this season.
The third-year running back, who has gained 455 yard rushing, has seemingly known about the injury since the spring but he has played in pain. Dr. Robert Anderson confirmed the diagnosis by Giants physicians: a cracked fifth metatarsal. It’s a bone that runs along the outside the foot between the ankle and the toes. But he just hopes that he could finish his third NFL season without aggravating the injury.
“I just plan on going out there and giving it my all and if it breaks, it does,” Bradshaw said. “I’ll get surgery. If not, I’ll wait to the end of the season and hopefully at the end I won’t need it, but more than likely I plan on having surgery.”
Because of the injury, Bradshaw has worn a protective boot on his right foot since the third game of the season. And usually he takes a limited amount of snaps only on Friday and gets rest, treatment, rehabilitation and immobilization on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Despite the injury, the running back in Giants jersey still managed to gain 455 yards rushing.