Colts will have to wait a few more weeks for Ahmad Bradshaw

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INDIANAPOLIS – Over the past few days there have been a number of best and worst case scenarios floated for Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw.

On Friday, head coach Chuck Pagano said that the player is continuing to weigh his options about his neck injury and will be out of a couple of more weeks.

“It’s just a matter of calming things down and taking some time to just figure out where we’re at with this thing,” said Pagano of Bradshaw. “Continue to consult with our trainers, doctors and just make the right decision. Again, ultimately its what’s best for Ahmad.”

It’s unclear yet if Bradshaw would take the option of season-ending surgery. Health problems have been an issue for Bradshaw since joining the Colts as he missed the entire preseason recovering for foot surgery early in the season. When he was healthy, Bradshaw showed signs of being the productive back the Colts envisioned when they signed him for the Giants as he rushed for 186 yards on 41 carries with two touchdowns.

His last game with the Colts was his best with the team so far, rushing 19 times for a team-high 95 yards and the game-sealing touchdown in a 27-7 win over the 49ers.

As the Colts did last week in a victory over the Jaguars, the team will turn to Trent Richardson to start in Bradshaw’s place and take the majority of the carries. Donald Brown will serve as the back up and Pagano said on Friday that Robert Hughes will serve as the third tailback.