It was reported back in early March that New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw underwent a "non-surgical procedure" on his fractured right foot. Last week, teammate Prince Amukamara underwent a similar procedure; one that as described as an "injection." As it turns out, these injections were stem cell injections aimed as speeding up the healing process.
“I got the stem cell injection on my right foot that I re-fractured and it feels great. I feel like I can come out this next season and be ready for whatever they give me," Bradshaw said.
The stress fracture in Bradshaw's right foot, which was operated on prior to the 2011 season, caused him to miss four games and a whole lot of practice last season. He also saw his carries per game dwindle from an average of 17.25 to 14.25.
With the departure of Brandon Jacobs, a healthy Bradshaw is now poised to see his workload increase significantly in 2012-2013, but that's not something he's focusing on…yet. He and Jacobs have a strong bond, and AB undoubtedly feels like he's losing a brother.
“I wouldn’t want him to leave for nothing,” he said. “Whatever he does, whatever decisions are made, it’s all business and I can’t do anything about it … if he does leave, I just hope he has a successful rest of his career.”
There remains a glimmer of hope for Jacobs, however. There have been rumbling of late that B-Jac could possibly return to the Giants on a one-year deal, and that a jersey change (to #29) is in order. Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but a source recently shared these words with Giants 101 as it relates to Jacobs: "Once a Giant, always a Giant."
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