October 4, 2010 New York Giants Injury Report:HB Ahmad Bradshaw injured his ankle in the game against the Bears. When Bradshaw suffered the injury, he was in a great deal of pain and was forced to leave the game, although he later returned. The Giants do not know yet if the injury is related to the ankle/foot surgeries Bradshaw had in the offseason.
“It’s sore today,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin of Bradshaw’s ankle. “They’re going to do all the tests. He hasn’t had any of the tests yet.”
DE Mathias Kiwanuka met with team doctors yesterday and is scheduled to meet with additional doctors today to examine the bulging cervical disc in his neck.
OC Shaun O’Hara has received a new diagnosis on the the troublesome ankle that has bothered him for months. Doctors now think the injury is bursitis rather than tendinosis. O’Hara is now receiving cortisone injections and the ankle has improved.
“The Achilles is good,” O’Hara said. “It’s really not as much the issue as the bursa has been. That’s why I feel like we got a little more response from the injection because we kind of went and attacked it at a different angle.”
The bad news is that had the injury been correctly diagnosed earlier, O’Hara probably would not be in such bad shape. “Yeah, looking back on it, did I aggravate it, did I make it worse? Sure,” said O’Hara. “If it was just a matter of pain, I could deal with that. But when you’re progressively making something worse…”
“Well, (O’Hara) seems to be more comfortable and not in quite as much pain and walking…right now walking without discomfort or without a lot of discomfort anyway but we’ll see,” said Coughlin. “I know he’s saying he’d like to try to work Wednesday but we’ll see what the doctors say.”
FB Madison Hedgecock suffered a hamstring injury in the Bears game. No word yet on the severity.
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Notes: The nine first-half sacks accrued by the Giants against the Bears is an NFL record.
The Giants rushed for 189 yards against the Bears. The Bears’ defense had been allowing less than 40 yards rushing per game.