The New York Giants officially ruled out running back Ahmad Bradshaw, right tackle David Diehl and wide receiver Domenik Hixon for Thursday night's game against the Carolina Panthers. All three players sustained injuries during the team's victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Bradshaw will be forced to sit due to a neck injury, which head coach Tom Coughlin could not give the specifics of. Andre Brown is expected to start in his place after recording 71 rushing yards on 13 attempts in relief on Sunday. Diehl will be sidelined due to an MCL injury in his right knee. Hixon sustained a concussion and was required to go through the NFL's concussion protocol, which was difficult to do over the three day gap in between games. In addition, defensive end Adewale Ojomo will miss the game due to a hamstring injury.