EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As expected, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw practiced on a limited basis on Friday -- the first time he’s practiced all week -- and is listed as probable for Sunday afternoon’s NFC divisional playoff game in Green Bay against the 15-1 Packers.
Bradshaw has been dealing with a foot injury which caused him to miss four games earlier in the season.
This week, he’s also dealing with a sore back.
“It’s no big deal,” Bradshaw said. “Just a lot of tightness. It feels better now. It feels good. It’s nothing serious.”
Coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw came through practice well.
Bradshaw said he’s undergone further X-rays since he fractured a bone in his right foot on Oct. 30 against the Miami Dolphins, and has been taking Forteo, a medication which helps build new bone and ease pain.
The 28-year-old Bradshaw, who rushed for 63 yards on 14 carries in last Sunday’s wild-card victory over the Atlanta Falcons, said he’s anxious to play the Packers, who barely beat the Giants, 38-35, on Dec. 4.
“We’ve got a lot to prove, and we’ve got payback to give back to them,” he said.
Safety Deon Grant (quad), cornerback Aaron Ross (concussion), defensive end Osi Umenyiora (ankle/knee), running back D.J. Ware (concussion), cornerback Corey Webster (hamstring) and running back Da’Rel Scott (knee) are also listed as probable by the team.
Linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle) is out. Herzlich has been out since injuring himself during the Nov. 28 loss in New Orleans.