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Bradshaw (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Bradshaw suffered a broken fibula in Sunday evening's loss to the Patriots, so it's no surprise to see him on the IR with his season likely over. The move clears up a needed roster spot for the Colts, who signed both return specialist Josh Cribbs and tight end Weslye Saunders on Tuesday. As far as their backfield goes, Trent Richardson appears likely to lead the charge, with Dan "Boom" Herron to serve in a complementary role.
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Bradshaw suffered a fractured fibula in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, Kevin Bowen of colts.com reports.
While coach Chuck Pagano isn't sure if Bradshaw will go on IR, the running back is clearly out indefinitely, which sets the stage for Trent Richardson to see added action in the Colts' backfield in the coming weeks, along with Dan Herron.
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Bradshaw is believed to have suffered a broken ankle in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Further tests are scheduled for Monday to determine if surgery is necessary, but it appears as though a lengthy absence is on tap. Trent Richardson figures to carry a much larger workload while Bradshaw is unavailable.
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Bradshaw (leg/ankle) had crutches and a protective boot on his injured left leg, after exiting Sunday's game against the Patriots to undergo X-rays, Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star reports.
According to The Indianapolis Star's Chappell, Bradshaw seems likely to miss extended time. The Colts have yet to provide an update, following Bradshaw's exit at the beginning of the fourth quarter. While nothing should be assumed until more information is available, Bradshaw's injury history is rather discouraging. If he does end up missing extended time, Trent Richardson and Noah Herron would likely get more touches. Richardson, as inefficient as he's been, may again find himself as the lead back in a high-powered offense.
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Bradshaw left Sunday's game against the Patriots in the fourth quarter to have X-rays on his left ankle, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Bradshaw was shown limping to the locker room at the beginning of the fourth quarter, with no shoe on his left foot. He hasn't played 16 games since 2010, and while he does have a history of foot/ankle injuries, it was his right foot that primarily caused problems in recent years. An ankle injury is probably better news than a foot issue, but Bradshaw has been ruled out for the rest of the game, according to Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star. A serious injury would likely lead to an expansion of Trent Richardson's workload, with Dan Herron moving up to second on the depth chart. Bradshaw had four receptions for seven yards and seven carries for four yards when he left Sunday's game.
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Bradshaw gained 50 yards on seven carries and 29 yards on three receptions in Monday's 40-24 win over the Giants.
Trent Richardson (hamstring) returned to his complementary role, finishing with 33 yards on seven carries and nine yards on two receptions. Bradshaw got most of the playing time in the first half, as the Colts had just four running-back carries before halftime, despite carrying a lead nearly all night. The fourth-quarter clock-killing work largely went to Dan Herron, who has a been a non-factor outside of garbage time this season. The team's pass-heavy approach has limited the carries given to both members of the running back tandem, but it has also helped to establish Bradshaw as the clearly preferred fantasy choice. While the stat line may not have been what he was looking for against his old team, Bradshaw was both explosive with the ball in his hands and impressive in pass protection. The Colts have a Week 10 bye, followed by a Week 11 matchup with a Patriots team that has been oddly inconsistent defending the run this season.
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Bradshaw had six carries for 35 yards and a touchdown, while also catching seven passes (on seven targets) for 52 yards in Sunday's wild 51-34 loss at Pittsburgh.
Bradshaw saw such few carries because the Colts fell behind early, trailing 35-10 midway through the second quarter. Fellow RB Trent Richardson (hamstring) was active, but did not touch the ball, so it could have been a bigger game on the ground for Bradshaw, although PPR owners can't complain about seven catches. We'll guess that Richardson will be questionable next week, as Indianapolis will play Bradshaw's former team, the Giants.
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Bradshaw will draw the start at running back for the Colts on Sunday against the Steelers, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Though teammate Trent Richardson is listed as active, it remains to be see how much work he might might see Sunday after not practicing all week. Meanwhile, Dan Herron is on hand to work in a complementary role in the team's Week 8 backfield. Bradshaw has earned fantasy relevance by racking up six receiving TDs and one rushing score in seven games to date, with added touches on Sunday plausible, given that Richardson is banged up.
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Bradshaw had 10 carries for 52 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well as three catches on three targets for 36 yards and another score in Sunday's 27-0 win over the Bengals.
Bradshaw's rushing touchdown was his first this season, but his receiving score was his sixth, as he now leads all NFL running backs in receiving touchdowns. Starter Trent Richardson suffered a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and did not return, though the Colts were up 24-0 at the time with no reason to force him back in. If Richardson is unable to play in Week 8 against the Steelers, Bradshaw will get an even bigger workload against a defense allowing over 111 rushing yards per game this season (16th-best in the NFL).
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Bradshaw had 11 carries for 34 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 33-28 win over the Texans.
Bradshaw shockingly has five receiving touchdowns through six games, as he's proven quite adept at getting open near the front pylon in the flats. While he's a fairly talented receiver and could add a few more this year, he only had three touchdowns among his 139 career receptions coming into the season. Bradshaw is still getting a bit less of the early-down work than Trent Richardson, but the 28-year-old is the top option on passing downs for a team that throws the ball quite effectively.