New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has a cracked bone in his foot and is out indefinitely, according to a report.
Bradshaw suffered the injury against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and is considering corrective surgery, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Bradshaw has previously had surgery on his feet to correct issues, but the newspaper reports it's unclear whether he would do so again in this situation. It is also unclear how long Bradshaw will be out of action for the Giants.
Bradshaw had rushed for 440 yards and five touchdowns on the season, but now the Giants will have to turn to backup Brandon Jacobs and rookie Da'Rel Scott.
Jacobs has complained about his role with the team - drawing a spattering of boos at home on Sunday - but the Giants might have no choice but to play the oft-irrational running back. Jacobs has rushed for a meager 126 yards and two touchdowns in limited action for the Giants, but has shown in past seasons a lot of talent.
The Giants will likely spell Jacobs with Scott, a rookie out of Maryland. Scott has blazing speed - best shown in a few long preseason touchdowns - but hasn't gotten on the field too much for the team this season. Scott has a single catch for four yards through the midway point of the season, but could get considerable more work if Bradshaw is out for an extended period of time.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin is expected to address Bradshaw's injury with a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
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