The Giants were able to beat the Patriots Sunday without two of their biggest contributors and offensive assets in RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks. Luckily they have some depth at the position and were able to get by with other players such as Cruz, Manningham, Jacobs and Ballard playing well.
It’s only Monday but head coach Tom Coughlin said that there are some “encouraging signs” with Bradshaw and his foot injury and Nicks and his hamstring injury.
However, there won’t by any decisions made on whether or not they’ll be ready for Sunday’s upcoming game against the 49ers until Tuesday. That’s the earliest we might be updated on their statuses. The more likely timetable is later in the week.
The New York Daily News said about Bradshaw:
Although there was initially some worry that Bradshaw was going to require surgery on the foot, it appears he will be able to work his way back on his own. However, the broken bone could be the kind of injury to limit him until he can get it fixed at the end of the season, which could mean added reps for Brandon Jacobs even if Bradshaw can return for this week.
They had this to say about Nicks:
Given the MRI performed on Nicks’s hamstring last week found no structural damage, there is a chance he’ll be able to play Sunday. Eli Manning made do against a poor New England defense last week, but the Giants may need Nicks and his 9.6 yards per target against the 49ers on Sunday.