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Thursday November 3rd, 2011

With a tough stretch of games coming up, the Giants can ill afford to be without Ahmad Bradshaw. (Richard A. Brightly/Icon SMI)

The New York Giants might have just hit a huge hurdle in their quest to hold onto the NFC East. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw cracked a bone in his foot during a Week 8 win over the Dolphins and "is out indefinitely," Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger reported Thursday.

If Bradshaw does miss any time, the Giants likely would turn their run game over to Brandon Jacobs, who was frustrated with his extremely minimal role last Sunday.

"I’ve got nothing positive to say," Jacobs said after rushing for 10 yards on just four carries in the win. "The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That’s it."

Jacobs himself also has dealt with injury issues this year -- he missed Weeks 5 and 6 with a knee ailment.

Bradshaw leads the Giants with 440 rushing yards and five TD's on the ground. His injury could not come at a worse time for New York, which is entering a brutal portion of its schedule and has the suddenly-surging Eagles starting to nip at its heels.

Over the next six weeks, the Giants have games at New England, San Francisco, New Orleans and Dallas, and host the Eagles and Packers. The third running back on New York's depth chart is D.J. Ware, who has 45 yards on 14 carries this season and 206 yards rushing in his five-year career, all with the Giants.

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