Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw has been placed on Injured Reserve

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INDIANAPOLIS – The pain in the neck that has hampered Ahmad Bradshaw the past two weeks will cost him the season.

On Tuesday afternoon the Colts announced that the running back will be placed on injured reserve and miss the rest of the 2013 campaign.

Bradshaw injured his neck in the second quarter against the 49ers on September 22nd but was able to finish the game. Neck issues arose during the week and Bradshaw was forced to miss the team’s game against the Jaguars.

Problems continued into the Seahawks week as Bradshaw sought different opinions on the injury. Early this week he came to the decision to have surgery to correct the injury and miss the season.

In the end Bradshaw played three games rushing for 186 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.5 yards a carry. Oddly enough, Bradshaw’s best game was the one in which he got injured in San Francisco as the running back rushed for a team-high 95 yards on 19 carries and the final touchdown of the Colts’ 27-7 win over the 49ers.

Bradshaw also missed the majority of mini-camp and the preseason while recovering from surgery on his right foot which he had in January.

As they have the last two weeks, the Colts will look to Trent Richardson and Donald Brown to carry the load in the rushing game. The team waived running back Robert Hughes and released Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad this afternoon as well.