The Indianapolis Colts are hopeful but concerned regarding the immediate and long-term status of Ahmad Bradshaw according to a team source. Ideally the neck injury suffered by the veteran running back at San Francisco Sept. 22 will heal on its own with treatment and rest. However the source added there is a level of concern that surgery might be required which would bring into question Bradshaw’s status for the remainder of the season. Attempts to reach Drew Rosenhaus Bradshaw’s agent have been unsuccessful. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was not immediately available for comment. Wednesday coach Chuck Pagano indicated he still was awaiting definitive word on Bradshaw from the team’s doctors and trainers. “I’m planning on him being around’’ Pagano said. “Certainly he won’t be at practice. We’ve made some adjustments for that. “Once we get some feedback once we get some answers then we’ll know more.’’ Bradshaw suffered the neck injury against the 49ers. It isn’t known for certain when it occurred but he temporarily left the game on the second play of the second quarter following a 1-yard run. Bradshaw got to his feet then went back to the ground. He eventually walked off under his own power. On the sideline trainers worked on Bradshaw’s left shoulder. He returned to the game and finished with a game-high 95 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries.
Severity of Bradshaw's neck injury unclear, surgery possible
Indianapolis Star | Oct 3