This week, as the Colts began offseason workouts, Ahmad Bradshaw went into some detail on the procedure and gave a better sense of where he is on his road back.
"I'm six months after surgery. I feel great," Bradshaw said. "Getting stronger. I'm just glad to be back here and be a part of this team."
But Bradshaw, 28, isn't all the way back. This surgery was hardly minor. He said his doctors fused two vertebrae in his neck, something he believes will strengthen the area. Bradshaw initially contemplated addressing the problem with rest before settling on the surgical option.
"They say (the correction) is permanent," Bradshaw said. "I think it makes it stronger. They fused the bone, the C3 and C4. It's two vertebrae working together now, so I think it makes it stronger. And (the doctors) think so, too. Everything's coming along. I'm getting stronger. I'm starting to touch the field and run a lot more. It's all upside for me."
If healthy, Bradshaw will push Trent Richardson for snaps, though Richardson seems to have first dibs on that RB1 job at this point.