Bradshaw, Amukamara hurting

December, 9, 2012
Ahmad BradshawAnthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY SportsAhmad Bradshaw, who left the game at one point, had just 11 carries for 33 yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and cornerback Prince Amukamara were both banged up in the Giants' 52-27 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Bradshaw, who's been playing through a foot injury, had just 11 carries for 33 yards on the day. He was taken back to the locker room at one point in the first half, but did return to the game in the second half.

"Well, I’m sure he is going to be sore as he always is, but he was able to go back in," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. Rookie David Wilson was in at running back down the stretch, but when asked if Bradshaw could have returned to the game at the end, Coughlin said, "I think he could have."

Bradshaw did not speak with reporters after the game.

As for Amukamara, he exited the game in the second half with a hamstring injury, and did not return. But he said he could have, and would have if the Giants didn't have such a big lead.

"I can’t diagnose it now, I don’t know how bad it is," Amukamara said. "But I was getting ready to get wrapped up and go back in the game."

Injuries have plagued Amukamara, the Giants' first-round draft pick in 2011, since he entered the league. But he didn't sound too concerned about this latest setback.

"I’ve played with a hammy (injury) before," the cornerback said. "You've just gotta wrap it up."
Kieran Darcy is an staff writer. He joined ESPN in August 2000 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he played four years of JV basketball.
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