Ahmad Bradshaw represents one of the biggest question marks facing the New York Giants this season.
When your starting running back can accurately state things like, "I had bone marrow taken from my hip and injected into my troublesome right foot," this can happen.
It sounds like scary business, but Bradshaw has remained upbeat since the March procedure. Bradshaw gave another positive report on Thursday, saying he has opted instead "to take it slow" at Giants minicamp despite the belief he could've pushed himself harder.
"I feel great," he said, via the New York Daily News. "I got (the procedure) in the beginning of March. They said it would take like three months and I'd be fine. I was ready in like a month and a half, and I'm ready to go."
Bradshaw finished with just 171 carries for 659 yards and nine touchdowns last season. He sat out four games after suffering a stress fracture related to a screw that was placed in his right foot in 2010.
The Giants used their first pick in April's draft to gain insurance (and a potential succession plan) by selecting Virginia Tech running back David Wilson. Bulked up third-year back Andre Brown may also be in the team's plans to fill a Jacobs-type role.