Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Jay Ratliff #90 of the Dallas Cowboys on December 6, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Giants will play a critical game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons without their leading rusher. Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that Ahmad Bradshaw will not play Sunday due to lingering knee and foot problems. ''It would have been a reach for him to be ready,'' Coughlin said of Bradshaw, who was spotted with his knee heavily wrapped and not participating in any football activities. ''I'm sure he's disappointed right now. With someone like that and his constitution, he thinks that come game day he'll be fine and be able to play. But medically, it was the only wise move to keep him out.'' Bradshaw, who has 869 yards and five touchdowns on the ground this season, has played through injury before. But the sprained knee the six-year veteran suffered Sunday in the 52-27 win over New Orleans did not recover in time for him to practice this week. With the team already missing their second-leading rusher Andre Brown (out for the season with a broken fibula), ...
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