Neck Surgery Possible For Colts' Ahmad Bradshaw
By Allen Kim
It appears that the Indianapolis Colts traded for Trent Richardson right in the nick of time.
Mike Chappell of the Indy Star reports that while the Colts are hopeful regarding the status of RB Ahmad Bradshaw, there are some concerns that he may require neck surgery. If rest and rehab don’t work and surgery is the only option, it may cost him the remainder of the season.
The injury originally occurred during the Colts’ Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Bradshaw ran hard that game, tallying 95 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, while adding another 16 yards through the air on three receptions.
“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.’’
The 27-year-old is playing on a one-year deal, and while he’s one of the most productive and well-rounded backs when healthy, it’s not surprising he had trouble signing with a team after being released by the New York Giants. He’s been injury prone throughout his career, and this is just one more to add to the lengthy list.
The Colts will likely lean on Richardson, their prized new possession. Donald Brown will continue to serve as his backup in the absence of Bradshaw.