Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ahmad Bradshaw misses practice
By Ohm Youngmisuk
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and linebacker Michael Boley were among several New York Giants who did not participate in practice on Thursday.
Bradshaw remains sidelined by a fractured foot and Boley is dealing with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee), defensive end Justin Tuck (ankle/shoulder), tackle Kareem McKenzie (toe) and cornerback Derrick Martin (hamstring) also did not practice.
Tackle Will Beatty, who was scheduled to undergo eye surgery for a detached retina on Thursday, is listed as out by the Giants. He could be out indefinitely. The team said a timeframe for recovery will be determined post surgery.
With Beatty out, David Diehl is expected to move back to his old starting position at left tackle and versatile backup Kevin Boothe could start at left guard.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) and running back D.J. Ware (concussion) both were limited in practice.
Bradshaw said he was targeting Monday's game against the New Orleans Saints for his return after missing the previous three games. Coach Tom Coughlin said Bradshaw still needs to be cleared by doctors and he wants to see if the running back can practice. Boley has not played since injuring his hamstring at the end of the first half in San Francisco two games ago.
Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.