Ahmad Bradshaw was in the middle of an incredible season before his Colts side faced the New England Patriots last night.
The key part of that sentence is that Bradshaw "was" having a great season. It's now over.
The former New York Giants halfback suffered a foot injury in the fourth quarter of the game after being stopped on the one-yard line as the Colts were trying to get back into the affair. According to report that injury is a broken ankle that will put Bradshaw out for the rest of the season.
According to the Indianapolis Star, after Bradshaw left the field he was taken for extensive x-rays and MRI scans which showed a fracture in the ankle.
Further testing will be undertaken today, but it looks like Bradshaw's 2014 is over and that is a huge blow to the Colts' chances as they look to mount a serious playoff challenge with Andrew Luck coming into his own as one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.
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Losing Bradshaw would be a huge blow to the Colts' league-leading offense, which relied on him as an integral part of the running game and the short-passing game.
The 28-year old is the team's leading rusher with 425 yards on the ground, and he has eight touchdowns this season, six through the air and two more being ran in.
Bradshaw didn't speak to the media after the, but the severity of his injury seemed obvious based on the tone of his teammates.
"To see a brother go down, especially a guy I'm around all day, every day. … that's real tough," starting running back Trent Richardson said. "It's heartbreaking to see a guy like that go down."