Ahmad Bradshaw Injury: Updates on Colts RB's Wrist and Recovery

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent III

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a reception against the New England Patriots during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Patriots defeated the Colts 42-20. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw exited the field in Week 12 with a wrist injury, and while a diagnosis has yet to be revealed, the injury has ended his season.

Continue for updates.

Bradshaw Placed on Injured Reserve

Monday, Nov. 30

The Colts announced the roster move, adding they signed running back Zurlon Tipton to replace Bradshaw on the roster.

X-Rays Negative on Bradshaw's Wrist

Sunday, Nov. 29

Josina Anderson of ESPN spoke to Bradshaw, who informed her of the results on his X-rays, adding his wrist is swollen.

Bradshaw Once Again Dealing with Injury Bug

Bradshaw has been plagued by injuries throughout his NFL career, making it through a full 16 games only once in eight prior seasons.

A neck injury limited him to three games in 2013 and could have marked the end of his days on the gridiron. Instead of giving up after that, though, he returned to the Colts the following year and recorded six touchdown receptions in 10 games before suffering a fractured fibula.

Indianapolis signed him prior to Week 6 this season, plugging him in as an explosive complement to the aging Frank Gore.

The Colts could always use better balance on offense. A porous offensive line has often been the team's Achilles' heel in the Andrew Luck era—along with Luck's resultant proclivity for turnovers. Such factors and Luck's own injury issues have contributed to Indy's struggles in 2015.

If Indianapolis wants to pound the rock effectively moving forward, it will need to continue leaning on Gore as the feature back. Should the coaching staff opt for a complement, former undrafted free agent Zurlon Tipton is next in line but represents a significant downgrade.

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