Thursday, March 8, 2012
Updated: March 9, 9:44 AM ET
Ahmad Bradshaw has foot procedure
By Ohm Youngmisuk
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said he would not need any offseason surgery on his fractured foot, but he recently underwent a procedure to aid the healing process, a Giants spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
The procedure, which involved an "injection," according to the Newark Star-Ledger, took place last week. The team said the running back did not undergo any type of surgery or have any screws placed in the foot.
Coach Tom Coughlin said at last month's scouting combine that his top running back would not require surgery in the offseason.
Bradshaw missed four games last season because of a stress fracture in his foot that was related to a screw that had been placed in his right foot from previous surgery done in 2010. He played in the final nine games, including the postseason, with the fracture and told reporters toward the end of the postseason that he would not require any additional surgery.
Bradshaw has had surgeries on both feet and ankles in the past.
"No surgeries," Bradshaw said in January. "I am tired of surgeries, man."
Bradshaw just completed the first year of a four-year deal worth $18 million that he signed last summer.
While Bradshaw is doing everything possible to come back pain-free next season, his backup situation remains uncertain. The Giants want to restructure Brandon Jacobs' contract, but both sides have yet to come to an agreement.
Jacobs, who said he is open to restructuring his deal as long as it is fair, is due a $500,000 roster bonus next week and $4.4 million this season. The Giants likely will either restructure his deal or release the veteran running back to help free some salary cap space.