As many predicted before the start of the season, Ahmad Bradshaw is banged up already. He now finds himself in a position where he’ll miss week four against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Bradshaw was seen as a very good pickup for Indy, but has a history of these minor injuries that force him to miss time occasionally. This time, it’s a neck injury.
“He came in after the last ballgame, had some discomfort in his neck,” coach Chuck Pagano said in regards to the injury. “The doctors and trainers are working feverishly to get that thing calmed down.”
The injury, as you guessed, will open the door for newly-acquired running back Trent Richardson to get the bulk of the carries on Sunday and hopefully get much more comfortable within the offense. Richardson has praised his teammates thus far in helping him get into the swing of things in his first week and a half with them.
“It’s still going to be a lot of help with Andrew [Luck] and Donald [Brown],” Richardson said. “Donald is going to help me out a lot. We’ve all been on the same page. I’ve been learning the game plan every day.”
This surely is a great sign for not only the Colts but fantasy owners as well. Those who thought Richardson was going to end up toward the middle of the pack in terms of fantasy points with the Cleveland Browns have been rejuvenated by his trade to Indy.
Brown will probably still get some work here and there, and the offense will likely still focus on Luck and the passing game. But, Richardson could see a healthy amount of touches both in the run game and passing game. After all, this is the Jaguars defense we’re talking about.