Bradford, seeking a second opinion, met on Friday with orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews, who performed the ACL repairs in 2013 and 2014 on the same left knee that has troubled Bradford since last week and caused him to miss Friday’s practice, team and league sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Bradford reported Friday morning to the team’s medical personnel that he was feeling fairly pronounced pain in his knee, a day after there was optimism expressed by Zimmer that the quarterback was feeling better and had a chance of playing Sunday.
It didn’t change, Zimmer said.
The Giants, who face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, know a third straight loss to start the season would be demoralizing. Only three teams since the current playoff format was established in 1990 have started 0-3 and qualified for the playoffs.
Honestly, it’s a must-win game, Pierre-Paul said. We know we need this game. It’s a division game. I don’t see us going 0-3.
The primary reasons are the talent and personalities in the locker room. It goes along with coach Ben McAdoo’s belief that it is filled with talented men of integrity.
This has JPP believing a third straight loss isn’t on the horizon.
The players that we got, man. I don’t see it, Pierre-Paul said. The players that we got aren’t going to allow that. Even with our defense, we started off last year pretty bad. We picked it up. I don’t know how we picked it up. Just communication and Coach [Steve Spagnuolo] is giving us the right calls.