Amid the typical Patriots double-speak and secrecy regarding player injuries has emerged a report that the shoulder of quarterback Tom Brady should be fine.
Per Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe, a source close to the team says that “there is no need for hysteria” regarding the mild injury Brady suffered when he was smushed on Friday night by Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.
Though the source admitted that the shoulder is sore, the source added that “there are not any concerns at this time.”
Gasper’s source also sort of disputed coach Bill Belichick’s contention that Brady’s removal from the game was unrelated to the shoulder.
“If it’s sore there is no sense going out and antagonizing it,” the source said.
Our guess is that Brady won’t play in the preseason finale, and that he’ll be ready to go when the Pats play the Bills in the opening game of the MNF doubleheader.