Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is recovering from a surgery he believes he should have had a year ago.
Bradshaw is at the Super Bowl wearing a protective boot and maneuvering through crowds on a scooter after having a three-year-old screw removed from his right foot and a new screw inserted to help support two fractures.
The second fracture occurred in the 2011 season, but instead of surgery, Bradshaw tried a treatment of injecting stem cells into the area to promote bone growth last March.
"I just went through too much this year," Bradshaw said after signing autographs for fans at the NFL Experience for more than an hour. "The stem cell [treatment] wore off last year and I was able to fight through it all year and get the screw out."
Bradshaw's touches are under pressure from David Wilson, who is expected to see a larger workload in 2013. Andre Brown is also a capable RB that the Giants have used in goal line situations.