With only a few days between games, the New York Giants will be shorthanded on Thursday night. Ahmad Bradshaw, David Diehl and Domenik Hixon have all been ruled out of the contest. The three players had to leave Sunday’s win against Tampa Bay with injuries.
Bradshaw left the game against the Buccaneers after just five carries. Running back Andrew Brown will likely get the bulk of the workload in his absence. He ran for a career-high 71 yards in Week 2, and should edge out rookie David Wilson for the starting job.
Diehl might have the worst injury of the bunch. He tore his MCL and could be sidelined for over a month. Tackle Sean Locklear replaced Diehl when he went out Locklear has a tough task ahead of him, taking over for a former All-Pro who’s been a fixture on the Giants offensive live for a decade.
Hixon hasn’t been completely healthy since 2009. It’s no surprise to see him go down with a concussion, since he’s played just four games in the past three seasons. Ramses Barden will take his place as the third wide receiver.
New York was able to comeback from two touchdowns in the second half, without their injured starters. The Giants visit the Panthers on Thursday night at 8:20 p.m. ET in the first game of Week 3.