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Since his return, the running game has gained at least 100 yards in five games and had no less than 85 in the other three.

It’s been far from a great season for Bradshaw. After rushing for 1,235 yards and eight TDs last year, he’s been limited to 659 yards and nine touchdowns. He has also caught two touchdown passes.

“He wants to win,” Giants guard Chris Snee said. “He is a winner. He is a very competitive guy. He plays through a lot of pain, You can see it throughout the week and then he walks in on game day and he is a new man, full of energy, before the game, during the game. Then he comes hobbling in on Monday morning.”

Bradshaw said he has not been bothered by his feet since his freshman year in college.

The good news for the Giants is that he has had two weeks to rest for the Super Bowl rematch with the Patriots and his feet aren’t feeling bad at this point. He said he has been able to get out of bed and not walk around in pain and Wednesday he broke his recent trend and practiced on a limited basis.

Since returning, he had practiced only on Fridays to get his feet under him and then took part in the Saturday walkthroughs.

Bradshaw runs hard, man,” Patriots safety Patrick Chung said. “He runs hard, breaks tackles, and has a mean stiff arm. He’s fast and can get to the edge fast. He can make some big plays.”

Bradshaw doesn’t know whether he will need more surgery after the season. His last one came in February when he had his left ankle cleaned out. Trainers have told him the medicine is helping the bone grow back in his foot, but it’s too early to tell whether the right foot will be cut again.

Fellow running back Brandon Jacobs knows the scatback who runs like a big man will be ready on game day.

“He wants to come out here and give you all he’s got,” Jacobs said. “If he has it in him, you are going to get it from him. I look up to him. He is an inspiration to me to see how he plays. Once his adrenaline is pumping, he feels no pain.”