One week after he looked like his old self, Ahmad Bradshaw is being forced back to the sidelines. Chuck Pagano announced on Friday that Bradshaw will miss the Indianapolis Colts‘ game against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend with a neck injury. It’s unclear at this point the exact type of neck injury the running back is dealing with, but it’s obviously fairly serious.
Part of the decision to sit him could be due to the fact the Colts are facing the woeful Jaguars. To this point in the season, it looks like the best college football teams could give Jacksonville a run for its money.
So it’s with the news of Bradshaw’s injury that the team will turn to the newly acquired Trent Richardson. The young RB had a decent team debut, but he only carried the ball 13 times for 35 yards. However, he did score on his first carry as a Colt, which is pretty cool.
Richardson’s workload figures to increase substantially this week. The RB even admitted that he was exhausted going into his team debut last Sunday, and who could blame him? After learning of being traded via the radio and getting shipped out mid-week, there was just no way he could have been at 100 percent. But now with a full week of practice under his belt with Andrew Luck and company, fans should expect a big game from the second-year RB. He’ll be in a much better place mentally, and it won’t hurt anything that he’s facing the Jaguars.