Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw is not at team practice on Wednesday, according to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Bradshaw is dealing with a neck injury that kept him out of the team's Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bradshaw didn't practice at all prior to that game. He was injured in a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3, while splitting carries with Trent Richardson. Bradshaw was originally supposed to split with Vick Ballard, but was taking over the starting role after he got injured and before Richardson was acquired.
Now, on the sidelines again, Bradshaw could lose what was originally a 50/50 split with Richardson. It's unclear if Bradshaw will practice at all this week, but his presence would certainly be helpful against the undefeated Seattle Seahawks in Week 5.
Fantasy Impact: Bradshaw was considered a solid fantasy option for awhile there. He still might be, but given that Richardson will likely take the lion's share of the carries even if Bradshaw is ready to go in Week 5, he fits the bill more as a backup and handcuff option than a legitimate starting option week-in and week-out.