Ahmad Bradshaw plans on making run against Ravens

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is tackled by Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is tackled by Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Bruce Carter (54) and nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) during the first half. (Oct. 28, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Ahmad Bradshaw is probably the last person in the world to ask for an honest answer about his playing status, but reporters gave it a shot anyway.

"I'm planning on going this week," the running back said Monday after missing Sunday's 34-0 loss to the Falcons with a sprained knee. "I've done this one before . . . It's healing a lot quicker than expected and, like I said, my plan is to be out there Sunday."

He also had planned to play against the Falcons, but he didn't. "I'm always ready," he said. "Just know that."

Bradshaw said he is unlikely to practice this week to give the knee some rest.

Tom Coughlin gave a more measured response when asked about the possibility of Bradshaw's availability Sunday. "I'm not sure of that yet," he said. "Medically, I do not have that kind of feedback yet."

Bradshaw said it was difficult to watch the game from his house Sunday, particularly such a lopsided game. "I just would've liked to have been there," he said. "A lot of things would have been different."

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Even in a 34-0 blowout? He repeated, "A lot of things would have been different."

Giant steps

Defensive tackle Chris Canty suffered a burner in the game against the Falcons but expects to play against the Ravens. "Nothing structurally wrong, no issues," Canty said. "Just me being a big baby, I guess." . . . Coughlin said he's not expecting any news on guard Chris Snee's injured hip. "It's being treated, being looked at," Coughlin said. "The doctors are in control of that. Hopefully, he'll feel much better [Tuesday] and . . . we can think that if progress continues, we would have a chance." . . . The Ravens' defense took another injury hit as they placed linebacker Jameel McClain on injured reserve with a spinal contusion. He injured his neck last week against the Redskins and didn't play Sunday against the Broncos.

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