[Note by Ed Valentine, 11/03/11 2:10 PM EDT : Mike Garafolo is now estimating Bradshaw's recovery time as anywhere from two weeks to the rest of the season.]
Well, Brandon Jacobs wants more carries and he wants to "stand tall" for the New York Giants. Now, he is going to have to. Fellow running back Ahmad Bradshaw reportedly has a cracked bone in his foot and could be out indefinitely. The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo reported that Bradshaw is considering surgery.
Bradshaw, of course, has a history of foot and ankle issues. The 25-year-old signed a four-year, $18 million contract to return to the Giants -- $9 million of which is guaranteed.
Coming off his finest professional season (1,549 combined yards from scrimmage), Bradshaw has gained 440 yards rushing so far in 2011.
Jacobs missed two games with a knee issue and has carried only 42 times for 126 yards (3.0 yards per carry) so far this season. He now will be thrust back into the role of primary running back, a role that has been Bradshaw's the past two seasons.
Danny Ware will likely get the bulk of the carries in relief of Jacobs, and you have to figure this means some opportunities for speedy rookie Da'Rel Scott.
Oh, and don't forget that the Giants might be without wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) Sunday as well