Ahmad Bradshaw out Sunday for New York Giants

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 at 01:53 p.m.

The New York Giants will be without running back Ahmad Bradshaw on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

Bradshaw was ruled out on Friday, two days after coach Tom Coughlin announced the veteran had suffered a sprained knee in Sunday's 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints.

The news is not a surprise. Bradshaw sat out practice all week, his workload limited to riding on a stationary bike. Bradshaw has rushed for 869 yards and five touchdowns on 196 carries this season.

Bradshaw's injury coincided with a breakout game from rookie running back David Wilson, who is in line to make his first career start. Wilson set a franchise record with 327 all-purpose yards against the Saints, including three touchdowns.

Wilson -- the subject of this week's "ATL Film Room" -- now gets a golden opportunity to make himself a permanent fixture in the Giants' offense. In a related story, if you haven't picked up Wilson for your fantasy playoff matchup, you're already too late.