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Bradshaw not practicing today as foot injury returns

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw runs past San

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw runs past San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) during the third quarter. (Oct. 14, 2012) Credit: AP

Just when he was starting to put up numbers like he used to, Ahmad Bradshaw is dealing with a foot injury … like he used to.

Bradshaw will not practice today and while Tom Coughlin sounded optimistic that he would work on Thursday, the coach also said he wanted to avoid going back to the once-a-week program Bradshaw was on several years ago when he played with stress fractures in his feet. “We’re hoping this is something he is able to overcome,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin shrugged when asked if the 59 carries in the last two games were too much of a workload and contributed to Bradshaw’s soreness. “It’s not like he spent Sunday sitting around with his foot up,” Coughlin said.

Backup running back Andre Brown has been cleared to return from his concussion, and he may have to split carries with Bradshaw on Sunday.

Some other injury news as we head into Redskins week: Chris Canty will practice this week and he could be active for the game. The likely roster move to accommodate him coming off PUP would be to put Da’Rel Scott on injured reserve (season-long or short-term) after he had surgery on his knee this week … Jacquian Williams (knee) will not practice this week and seems unlikely to play on Sunday. The Giants will miss his speed at linebacker as they try to contain RG3 … Rocky Bernard (quad) will not practice today. He’s missed the last two games …Coughlin said Hakeem Nicks came out of the game “OK,” but would not say whether there was any swelling in the knee after the game … Kenny Phillips (knee) is making progress but seems unlikely to practice this week … Coughlin said David Diehl would continue to practice (he’s not on the pre-practice report) but didn’t say where he might play come Sunday. “It’s a good problem to have,” he said of the healthy extra lineman without a clear-cut starting job.

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