During a joint practice session with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady injured his knee but still expects to play in friday’s game against the Buccaneers.
On Wednesday, Buccaneer defensive end Adrian Clayborn rushed the Patriot’s offensive tackle who ended up falling onto Tom Brady causing his injury.
With a scan showing that Tom Brady’s injury is not serious and resulted in no structural damage, he should be able to play in the game on Friday. Only an hour after the injury occurred, Patriot’s team president Jonathan Kraft stated, “I’m under the impression that it’s probably not that serious, but that’s not a definitive answer.”
Tom Brady’s injury may have resulted from him not wearing a large black brace normally kept on his left knee which was injured in 2008. During the practice session, the only support that Brady had for the knee was a thin gray sleeve which offers far less protection.
Directly following the hit, Tom Brady sat out one snap but returned to play through the majority of the practice game. In between passes, Brady did continue to touch his knee suggesting that it was likely just a bruise but not something that would affect a game two days later.
Adrian Clayborn, who indirectly caused the injury after getting past Nate Solder normally would have been unable to make the play had Solder carried out his defensive duties. Solder admitted to not messing up some parts of the play but with it being a practice game, every player is looking to improve.
Some people quickly came to Tom Brady’s defense after the injury, but the players agree that Clayborn did not try to hurt Tom Brady nor were his moves illegal in any way.