Ahmad Bradshaw is 'ready to rock'

Updated: September 24, 2012, 11:59 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

Ahmad Bradshaw paid a visit to the Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday in hopes of getting good news about his injured neck.

Instead, he got "Great news!"

The New York Giants starting running back tweeted that and added he is "ready to rock." A source confirmed that Bradshaw has been cleared to resume practicing with the Giants after being sidelined since the first half of New York's win against Tampa Bay last Sunday.

"Thanks everyone for ur thoughts and prayers," Bradshaw tweeted. "But u dnt understand, I'm Ready to rock #bigblue #health"

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he was hoping Bradshaw would be cleared after visiting the doctors. When asked if Bradshaw's neck injury was just a matter of pain tolerance, Coughlin said there was more to the injury.

"No, there are still issues," Coughlin said. "If it was just pain, he would be going."

Backup Andre Brown has shined in Bradshaw's absence, totaling 184 yards in the last two games as the feature back. Bradshaw is expected to return as the starter but Brown has earned a role in the offense.

Bradshaw will have had two weeks between the Tampa game and the Giants' next game at Philadelphia on Sunday night for his neck to heal.

Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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