Biggs: Bradshaw to play with cracked bone in foot

The Philadelphia Eagles still do not know about the availability of running back Brian Westbrook for their meeting with the New York Giants on Sunday, but Big Blue got some good news today when it was announced that its running back Ahmad Bradshaw would continue to play with a cracked bone in his foot after consulting with a specialist.

Bradshaw has a cracked bone on the outside of his right foot, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, and it could turn into a full blown season-ending broken foot at any time.

“It’s a cracked bone in my foot, on the outside of my foot, which is probably the easiest bone to break. There’s a chance of it breaking all the way through the bone,’’ Bradshaw said. “If it does, I’ll have to get surgery then. If it breaks, it does, and I’ll get surgery. If not, I’ll wait to the end of the season and hopefully then I won’t need it. But more than likely I’ll plan on having surgery.”

Bradshaw currently ranks 12th in the league with 455 rushing yards. He’s averaging 5.7 per carry and has three touchdowns. Teammate Brandon Jacobs, with 40 more carries, has nine more yards. It remains a potent 1-2 rushing attack though, one the Giants will need Sunday. New York has been resting Bradshaw in practice as much as possible, trying to preserve him for Sundays.

Westbrook remains a question mark after suffering a concussion Monday night in a victory at Washington. The Eagles have rookie LeSean McCoy available as a replacement, and they just signed rookie P.J. Hill off the practice squad of the New Orleans Saints.

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