Following up on the ongoing story. ... Ahmad Bradshaw is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys because of a foot injury.
Bradshaw only practiced once this week, on Friday in a limited capacity, but said he's "good" as the Giants prepare to face their NFC East rivals.
Bradshaw also practiced just one day last week and was questionable for the Giants' game against the Redskins, but ultimately played. In his career, Bradshaw has often been able to practice little during the week but suit up on Sundays.
According to Newark Star-Ledger staffer Jenny Vrentas, Bradshaw explained the nature of the injury is a bone bruise, and he said he's not sure how long it will take to heal completely.
"It’s a bruise, and it’s the bone, so you don’t know," Bradshaw said. "It’s a bone bruise; it may take a while. You keep pounding, and it just keeps coming back."
But Bradshaw has no reservations about being able to carry a full rushing load -- he said Thursday "it would be nice" to return to the 20 and 27-carry performances he had against the Browns and the 49ers -- and has a history of playing through pain.
Friday's practice, he said, "went well." He didn't do much work while the media were at practice, sitting out the offensive walk-through and not jogging with the team in warm-ups.
"Pretty much like a maintenance day, just to get out and get used to the blitzes and different stuff. That’s all I did it for," Bradshaw said. "I was out there doing what I could, whatever they called. But tried to take it easy."
He added: "I feel good. I just don’t want any setbacks. (If I) get out there, and play 100 today, I’ll be sore tomorrow, so I’m not going to do that."
Head coach Tom Coughlin was also optimistic based on today's practice.
"He did OK," Coughlin said. "We'll see how it goes, but based on that type of thing I'm confident."
Bradshaw reiterated that the bone in his foot is not re-broken, just bruised. He asked to not disclose which foot so opponents won't go after it.
"It isn't (any) problem when I'm sitting down or walking," Bradshaw said. "Just the bone is sore."
Meanwhile, Bradshaw agreed with Eli Manning's contention that running the ball will be a key toward securing a victory.
"In any away game you want that, to keep the ball out of their hands," Bradshaw said. "They have a great offense and a great leader in (quarterback) Tony Romo, so we want to keep the ball in our hands and have it in Eli's and my hands."
I'll go ahead and suggest Bradshaw is hard to sit if he's active; but Andre Brown and David Wilson will be standing by as needed.