Giants' Bradshaw not interested in offseason surgery on foot

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw has grown accustom to playing through pain, so much so that he's prepared to embrace it for the rest of his career.

Bradshaw said he will not have offseason surgery on a cracked bone in his right foot that he's played through during the second half of the season, opting only for rest.

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"No surgeries," Bradshaw told ESPN New York. "I am tired of surgeries, man."

Bradshaw sustained the injury during a 20-17 win against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. He also cracked a bone in his fifth metatarsal in each foot in 2009.

The most-recent injury kept Bradshaw out for four weeks, but he has played in each of the Giants' past eight games and plans to play in Super Bowl XLVI. Bradshaw typically sits out the first two days of practice each week, practicing only on Fridays.

He conceded that dealing with the pain is his new reality, as much as he wishes to return to his early days of good health.

"I pray for it every day," Bradshaw said. "Being a running back in this league, I don't think I will ever be that healthy again. That is the nature of the game."

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