Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw still isn’t practicing after missing last week’s game with a neck injury, so pencil in Trent Richardson for another monster workload this week against a tough Seattle Seahawks defense. The news that Bradshaw isn’t practicing today is bad news for both the Colts and Bradshaw, because it means that the Colts will have to ride Richardson again even if he struggles. While that is only a minor issue, it does hurt overall to potentially lose a talented running back like Ahmad Bradshaw for another game, especially since Bradshaw is a good all-around back (great blocking and receiving).
The fact that he isn’t practicing today is obviously bad news for the injury-prone No. 2 RB, and one reason is because it means his injury might be more severe than we think. The Colts examined his neck in Week 3 during the game, but it didn’t seem serious until the Colts decided to hold Bradshaw out of practice for a week and rule him out against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It seemed like the Colts were just exercising caution with an injury-prone back, but the fact that he isn’t practicing to start a fresh week against a very tough Week 5 opponent indicates that there could be something more at play.
While it’s still early and this is like just a minor red flag, Ahmad Bradshaw could be in serious doubt for Sunday’s game if he is unable to practice tomorrow. Keep a close eye on Bradshaw’s practice status as the week goes on, because we might be seeing a whole lot of Trent Richardson and a little bit of Donald Brown this week.