INDIANAPOLIS — Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw missed the team's practice on Friday afternoon, the final one before Super Bowl XLVI. However, the team is not worried about his availability for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Bradshaw, who practiced on Wednesday and Thursday, has been bothered by a foot injury for much of the season. The running back was "a little sore" on Friday, head coach Tom Coughlin told PFWA pool reporter Peter King of Sports Illustrated. The coach was optimistic the team's leading rusher would be ready to go in two days.
"He's okay,'' Coughlin said of Bradshaw after practice at the University of Indianapolis. "He'll be ready. He'll be listed as probable. In fact, I don't believe we'll have anyone listed as questionable for the game.''
The Giants practiced indoors, with the temperature set around 70 degrees, nearly identical to the conditions on Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. This was important to Coughlin, who said "We were able to get a good sweat going, working in conditions like they'll have Sunday. Of course, we didn't have 60,000 people watching.''
Music was piped in for the 70-minute practice to simiulate the crowd noise. The Giants did not wear pads during the workout.
According to King, the Giants will practice specific situations on Saturday morning and players will be off during the afternoon. That will be followed by meetings, an evening chapel service and a team snack before curfew.