New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady needs to continue his spectacular season this weekend to help his team earn a spot in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brady will be facing an aging, but still dangerous, Baltimore Ravens defensive unit.
Unfortunately for Brady and the Patriots, he will not be at full health.
Brady has a acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) in his non-throwing shoulder. The injury is technically a low-grade shoulder separation and usually requires around six weeks of rest to fully heal. For Brady, he has just been held out of practice for extra rest and to prevent inflammation.
The shoulder was initially injured in a Christmas Eve game against the Miami Dolphins. Brady has slowly healed and hopes to be as close to 100% if the Patriots get passed the Ravens and appear in this year’s Super Bowl.