According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, sources have indicated that the Indianapolis Colts’ Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a broken ankle in last night’s loss to the New England Patriots. Bradshaw was injured early in the 4th quarter, on a rushing attempt on 2nd and goal, and left the game.
It’s a critical blow to the Colts’ offense, as Bradshaw leads the team in both rushing yards (425) and ypc (4.72). He also is a tremendous asset in the passing game, as he’s the Colts’ best pass blocker among its running backs, and 2nd on the team with receiving touchdowns with 6.
Bradshaw has dealt with various foot and ankle injuries throughout his 8-year NFL career, so his injury doesn’t come as a surprise. Still, it means running back Trent Richardson will now be the primary workhorse in the team’s running game with Dan “Boom” Herron now factoring in behind him. Even if surgery isn’t required, Bradshaw is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks, putting his season in serious jeopardy.