Ahmad Bradshaw Not Practicing, Fantasy Value In Decline

Source: Colts’ Bradshaw considering neck surgery

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Ahmad Bradshaw not practicing, fantasy value in decline Related In partnership with SBNation.com By James Brady Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw is not at team practice on Wednesday, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star . Bradshaw is dealing with a neck injury that kept him out of the team’s Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars . Bradshaw didn’t practice at all prior to that game. He was injured in a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, while splitting carries with Trent Richardson. Bradshaw was originally supposed to split with Vick Ballard , but was taking over the starting role after he got injured and before Richardson was acquired. Now, on the sidelines again, Bradshaw could lose what was originally a 50/50 split with Richardson.

3, 2013 Ahmad Bradshaw injury means season-ending surgery on the table; fantasy owners watch closely Related In partnership with SBNation.com By Daniel Kelley Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw faces several questions as he attempts to work his way back from a neck injury suffered in Week 3 against the San Francisco 49ers . The team has said that season-ending surgery is one of the possibilities , according to an Indianapolis Star report. Bradshaw missed Week 4 after rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in the 49ers game. The team traded for Trent Richardson to be its starting running back before Week 3. Fantasy impact: It’s far too early in the process to do anything drastic regarding Bradshaw, as “treatment and rest” is also a possibility. He’s not a starting option until he’s definitely back to playing, but it’s hard to recommend cutting him if owners have had him in a deep league or as a Richardson handcuff.

Ahmad Bradshaw Injury: Updates on Colts Star’s Neck, Likely Return Date

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Donald Brown has 13 carries for 120 yards this year and the Colts will add Robert Hughes to the rushing mix as well. The Colts expected an improved running game since offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton joined the team when Bruce Arians left for the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job. So far, the offense on the ground has impressed veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne. “We’ve been talking about it since the offseason and it’s starting to come to life,” Wayne said. “As a receiver it definitely helps when you have a running game that’s going to keep the defense honest.” But the way players continue to push Indy’s ground game forward despite setbacks hasn’t been a surprise. “Even before Coach Pagano was here, the motto was always, `Next man up,”’ Wayne said.

Colts’ Ahmad Bradshaw could require season-ending neck surgery

3 From Josina Anderson of ESPN: Source: Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw is traveling to Arizona today for another medical evaluation of his neck. Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 3, 2013 10:27 AM ET UPDATE: Thursday, Oct. 3 Mike Chappell of IndyStar.com reports Ahmad Bradshaw’s (neck) season could be in jeopardy: 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 theveteranrunning 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 Bradshaws status for the remainder of the season. Chappell also passed along a statement from Colts head coach Chuck Pagano discussing Bradshaw’s availability this season following Wednesday’s practice: Wednesday, coach Chuck Pagano indicated he still was awaiting definitive word on Bradshaw from the teams doctors and trainers.

Ahmad Bradshaw injury means season-ending surgery on the table; fantasy owners watch closely

No, the spot http://www.giantspro.com/68-ahmad-bradshaw-jersey4 could be filled by much more promising players. Submit Vote vote to see results Is Donald Brown worth picking up in a 12-team fantasy league? Yes, it’s a smart, risk-reward pickup. 67.3% No, the spot could be filled by much more promising players. 32.7% Total votes: 275 With Vick Ballard out for the season with a knee injury and Bradshaw sidelined indefinitely, Brown could see between 10 to 14 carries per game consistently as the change-of-pace back. He managed a team-high 65 yards on three carries in Week 4, and with a larger role those numbers should warrant earning more touches.

Donald Brown’s Full Fantasy Scouting Report After Ahmad Bradshaw’s Injury

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We’ve made adjustments for that. Once we get some feedback, once we get some answers, then we’ll know more.” Losing Bradshaw would be another big blow for Indy (3-1), which shares the AFC South lead with Tennessee despite losing three offensive starters with season-ending injuries – tight end Dwayne Allen (hip), running back Vick Ballard (knee) and left guard Donald Thomas (quad). Bradshaw inherited the starting job when Ballard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during practice three weeks ago. He ran 15 times for 65 yards and one touchdown in a loss to Miami and started against San Francisco, just days after the Colts traded for running back Trent Richardson. Cleveland had taken Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft. Bradshaw left the game on the opening series against the 49ers after taking a hard hit near his head. He returned and finished with 19 carries for 95 yards and another TD – his best game with the Colts.

Colts RB Bradshaw taking time to decide on surgery

Bradshaw suffered a neck injury in a game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 22. The Colts had hoped that treatment and rest would allow Bradshaw to return… Via Pro Football Zone | 9 hours ago Should we be concerned about Colts owner Jim Irsay. This is not the look for him. FIRE UP Colts Nation 4 Sunday!

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