Ahmad Bradshaw has MRI

Updated: December 10, 2012, 3:46 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw underwent an MRI and a battery of tests on his knee on Monday.

Bradshaw injured his knee during the Giants' 52-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints. He was in and out of the game before giving way to backup running back David Wilson.

Initially, coach Tom Coughlin said he believed Bradshaw might have been able to play if needed late in the game. But on Monday, Coughlin said he would rather not speculate on Bradshaw's condition and was still awaiting the test results.

"Anytime you are talking about a knee and people are going through a series of tests, it is better to wait and see what the results are," Coughlin said on a conference call. "I wouldn't speculate on anything right now."

Coughlin also said that starting cornerback Prince Amukamara strained his hamstring. The team's 2011 first-round pick said he was getting ready to go back into the game after exiting in the second half and was held out.

"We are going to have to see where he is at," said Coughlin, whose team will play Sunday at Atlanta. "He will be treated and will continue to be treated and we will just have to see the severity of it as we go along this week."

Coughlin also said that he believes wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will have to play through pain and will not be 100 percent for the remainder of the season.

Nicks underwent X-rays after the win and he said everything came out clean. Although he declined to say what he had an X-ray on, he has been battling a knee issue and pain in his surgically repaired foot all season.

Coughlin said the knee will be an issue until the Giants are done playing.

"He is going to continue with the same capacity that he has been in," Coughlin said. "I wish he would have an opportunity to play after no longer having any issues but that is not going to be the case this year."

Coughlin said Nicks will be monitored on a weekly basis. Like Bradshaw, Nicks has been on a once-a-week practice routine in an effort to keep him as fresh as possible.

"He had some plays in the game last night that showed real quickness, very similar to what we are used to," Coughlin said of Nicks, who had four catches for 67 yards and one touchdown. "It's not there all the time. So he does have these issues that are going to be with him throughout the course of the year."

Coughlin did say that wide receiver Victor Cruz, who had his shoulder looked at briefly on the sideline before returning to the game, is fine.

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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