"It kills you because he's a warrior," Pagano said. "... We are going to miss his energy, his passion."
It's a huge blow for the Colts. Bradshaw was by far their best runner and was dangerous as a receiver out of the backfield, especially in the red zone. For the season Bradshaw rushed for 425 yards on 90 totes and two scampering scores, while nabbing 38 receptions for 300 yards and six catching touchdowns.
It marks another setback for the injury-plagued running back, who in his eight years has always displayed vast potential but hasn't been able to stay on the field. In those eight seasons, he's only played in 16 games once. Last season, he missed all but three contests with a neck injury that required surgery.
Bradshaw will be a free agent following the season.