New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady was seen holding his hand following last week’s loss to the New York Jets, so it seemed like a suffered a minor hand injury at some point in the contest. ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss noted something interesting on Thursday, as he found a quote from Brady during his weekly, Monday morning interview with WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan. Brady was asked if he had suffered an injury (since he was seen holding his hand), and he somewhat confirmed it. Take a look at the quote below.
“I’m like everybody, there’s just bumps and bruises that happen over the course of the football season. We’ll just get treatment like always, be out there, and try to go out and execute as well as I can next week. It’s just part of football.”
The picture to the right was shared by the New England Patriots official Facebook page, and it’s of Tom Brady at the “Make A Wish” event (Rob Gronkowski was also there) hugging a small child (always a touching moment). If you look closely at Brady’s throwing arm, you’ll see that his middle and ring fingers are taped together.
Obviously this injury is extremely minor, but the fact that Brady is listed probable on the injury report with that good ol’ “right shoulder” injury is more than just Bill Belichick screwing with the NFL. While Brady doesn’t have a shoulder injury, he appears to have a very minor finger injury. He should still be at his best tomorrow against the Miami Dolphins, but I wonder if we’ll see his best the way he played last week. It’s been a wild season for Brady, as he’s been brilliant at times (Weeks 4 and 6), but he’s also been awful at times.