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Brady has bone bruise near elbow

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Tom Brady has been seen wearing a band below his elbow of late, and was spotting icing his elbow after the Patriots beat the Cowboys.

That, in addition to some uncharacteristic inaccuracy, has led to a lot of speculation in Boston about Brady’s injury.

Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe reports via two sources that Brady has a bone bruise in his right arm near the elbow. It’s considered a minor injury and should improve or clear up as the season wears on.  (UPDATE: It’s worth noting the Patriots haven’t disclosed the injury on any injury report. Shocker.)

The bruise could have caused some tendinitis, which would explain the band on his arm.  Either way, this seems more like the usual “bumps and bruises” a lot of players deal with in the season rather than a serious concern.

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25 Responses to “Brady has bone bruise near elbow”
  1. usmarine75 says: Nov 21, 2011 8:56 AM

    Well then this answers the question… Aaron Rodgers is obviously better… his bones don’t bruise. Although if it did it wouldn’t be a “bruise” it would be a double arm amputation…

  2. hunternuts says: Nov 21, 2011 9:11 AM

    They guy played in 2009 with a broken finger in his throwing hand and cracked ribs if memory serves, I’m sure he can handle a bone bruise.

  3. damko12 says: Nov 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    Rodgers is not better than Brady.

  4. txxxchief says: Nov 21, 2011 9:21 AM

    Who would have thought that teasing Gisele’s hair could be so hazardous?

  5. talldarkandmoney says: Nov 21, 2011 9:29 AM

    call me when rodgers wins 2 mvps, 3 superbowls, and tosses over 50tds in a season….until then, rodgers isnt even in the same breathe as Brady
    lol, if brady has those receivers to throw at, he could have 60 tds in a season

  6. bullcharger says: Nov 21, 2011 9:48 AM

    I’d like to think this is why Brady has been off at times lately, but he’s also made some bad decisions. Maybe some lost velocity makes the decisions look worse than they were. Hopefully he’s back on track now after playing pretty well against he Jets.

    Also, there’s no reason to be defensive about Rodgers. He’s having one of the greatest seasons ever, but Brady legacy doesn’t need defending.

  7. rr2000k says: Nov 21, 2011 10:07 AM

    Poor Brady has a boo boo

  8. gisellichek says: Nov 21, 2011 10:09 AM

    Rodgers is 7-8 years younger than Brady… I see them as the same… When quaterbacks reach the great level… there is very little difference between them…

    Green Bay is having a great season … Not unlike what the Pats did in 2007. Can they win 3-4 super bowls… yea … and I think Rodgers gets #2 this year. MVP? yea… he is having that kind of season…

  9. ampats says: Nov 21, 2011 10:19 AM

    Another Patriots post:

    Vegas line: 10 over/under bozosforall posts

  10. havok82 says: Nov 21, 2011 10:23 AM

    Rodgers’ bones don’t bruise but his brain does. How many concussions is he up to now? He’s one bad greeting from Nick Fairley or Ndomaka Suh from IR.

    Brady played the SB with a cracked bone in his leg when they lost to the Giants. Can’t we just agree that they are both great? As a Pats fan, there isn’t anyone else I’d ever want as a QB while Brady is still playing, but Rodgers is playing at an amazing level.

  11. habsman says: Nov 21, 2011 10:27 AM

    Brady doesn’t do that stupid “Belt” thing either.

  12. wvucolumbus says: Nov 21, 2011 10:31 AM

    I’m a Steelers fan. I’ve seen what both of these fantastic QBs have done to the Steelers (Brady in the distant past and Rodgers in the Super Bowl).

    Rodgers looks like he’s on his way to becoming a HOF caliber QB. He is not Tom Brady. Brady is the best QB to ever put on the cleats. He’s never had the talent to work with like Rodgers currently has.

    Can we just call the rest of the season because everyone wants to see a Pack/Steelers rematch anyway (except fans of other contenders)?

    Big Ben, Wallace, Antonio Brown, Emmanual Sanders, Heath Miller, Cotchery and Ward
    vs.
    Rodgers, Jennings, Driver, Finley, Jones, Nelson and Cobb

    in an NFL that favors passing with 2 respectable defenses.

  13. 700levelvet says: Nov 21, 2011 10:35 AM

    Does this mean his name will be on the injury report?….

  14. denverwally says: Nov 21, 2011 10:59 AM

    The way Rodgers runs around, he will not have the length of career Brady will have. There is 5 years difference between the two of them and even though Rodgers has only been starting for 4+ years he has taken many more shots than Brady has. Remember missing a handful of games last year due to the concussions? Rodgers, as great as he is, is a trainwreck waiting to happen. Michael Vick anyone? Brady will be the standard all QB’s are measured by in the future, long after Aaron Rodgers has retired with his WWE wrestling belt and “look at me” attitude.

  15. nickster31 says: Nov 21, 2011 11:12 AM

    Roger Goodell needs the Pats to call him and tell him when this injury happened. There is a $75,000 fine waiting for the person that hit Brady and injured him.

    On a serious note, as another Steelers fan pointed out, I have seen them both play, and to be honest, in his prime, Brady was WAY better than Rodgers is right now. Rodgers is playing with a better supporting cast, and has had the benefit of a much easier schedule this season than last.

    I am not saying that Rodgers is not a great player, or that he does not have the potential to become Hall of Fame worthy, but as great as everyone is saying the Pack was last year, remember, they entered the playoffs as the 6 seed, and were one game from not even making it. Yes, Rodgers got hot when necessary, but he was average at best during the season.

    At NO POINT in the career of Tom Brady, including when he won the Super Bowl the first season he took over for Bledsoe, has he been considered average.

  16. tombradyallday says: Nov 21, 2011 11:31 AM

    he played with a stress fracture in hs foot last season. can never question his toughness

  17. cliverush says: Nov 21, 2011 11:36 AM

    All the men who play the position of starting QB in the NFL on a long term basis are tough guys. Even with the protection they receive today they sustain hard hits from the defense every week. There is no room any less at that position in the NFL.

  18. buffalose says: Nov 21, 2011 11:54 AM

    Brady is great and all, but lets ease on the greatest to put on cleats thing. I mean Matt Cassel stepped in and did great in his absence. Not the system or the coach right? Hes accurate and cool as cucumber but not the greatest to play in his time, let alone all time. Dumping it off short for welker and heaving it up for moss seems to be pretty easy to me

  19. jaggerstevsly says: Nov 21, 2011 2:57 PM

    The best QB to ever put on cleats is Joe Montana.Let`s not get crazy with ourselves here.Joe set the standard for everyone.

  20. Drummond says: Nov 21, 2011 5:09 PM

    <<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    buffalose says:

    Nov 21, 2011 11:54 AM
    Brady is great and all, but lets ease on the greatest to put on cleats thing. I mean Matt Cassel stepped in and did great in his absence. Not the system or the coach right? Hes accurate and cool as cucumber but not the greatest to play in his time, let alone all time. Dumping it off short for welker and heaving it up for moss seems to be pretty easy to me

    <<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>

    Gosh, that’s some “system” Belichick’s got going on huh?

    So every football player, coach and media-spokesman who praise Brady as one of the very greatest quarterbacks are simply overlooking your stunning revelation that it’s “easy” to dump off short to Welker or lob it up for Moss?

    All 50 voting members of the Associated Press were just wrong to vote Brady as the League’s first unanimous MVP?

    I think the statistics of how often Brady “dumps off short” to Welker, or even makes use of check downs are utterly inconsistent with your desire to think of him as nothing more than a talented system quarterback.

    If it really IS the system, then why isn’t every team in this copycat League showing the same level of success as Brady and the Patriots?

    Is the “system” that Top Secret?

    Is it really THAT good??

    Why aren’t other teams mimicking it if they actually don’t need a great quarterback to make it work?

    28 other NFL teams WANT TO KNOW!!!

  21. bozosforall says: Nov 21, 2011 6:16 PM

    nickster31 says:
    Nov 21, 2011 11:12 AM
    Roger Goodell needs the Pats to call him and tell him when this injury happened. There is a $75,000 fine waiting for the person that hit Brady and injured him.

    On a serious note, as another Steelers fan pointed out, I have seen them both play, and to be honest, in his prime, Brady was WAY better than Rodgers is right now. Rodgers is playing with a better supporting cast, and has had the benefit of a much easier schedule this season than last.

    I am not saying that Rodgers is not a great player, or that he does not have the potential to become Hall of Fame worthy, but as great as everyone is saying the Pack was last year, remember, they entered the playoffs as the 6 seed, and were one game from not even making it. Yes, Rodgers got hot when necessary, but he was average at best during the season.

    At NO POINT in the career of Tom Brady, including when he won the Super Bowl the first season he took over for Bledsoe, has he been considered average.

    __
    Given that a QB rating of less than 90 is considered average, Tom Brady has had FIVE complete seasons when his QB rating for that season was under 90. Therefore, he has been average for close to half of his starting career.

  22. buffalose says: Nov 21, 2011 7:55 PM

    Drummond
    Maybe I need to be clearer. Brady is great! One of the best ever. Now all of the Pat fan egos can relax. Bellichick is also great. happy everyone? But both benefit from each other. Greatly. But you never responded to Cassel being extremely successful in his time in NE. Is he the greatest to ” put on cleats.” Nope. And over half of Welkers yards are YAC. ( meaning short passes) Where as Moss’s last year in NE just over 1/4 of his yards were YAC ( meaning long balls) There is your statistics One more time for good measure, Brady is one of the best accurate and cool as a cucumber and awesome to watch. But is was arguing against ” the greatest to put on cleats line, and after your little rant , I still disagree

  23. txraiderfan says: Nov 22, 2011 1:17 AM

    How? The NFl changes a rule every time “pretty boy” Brady gets hit!

  24. txraiderfan says: Nov 22, 2011 1:22 AM

    Just get in Welker’s grill.

    HEIS

  25. CKL says: Nov 24, 2011 10:53 AM

    As a Pats fan, I have no problem saying that AR is playing better than TB is this season. AR is the most accurate QB I’ve ever seen in my life, he’s amazing. I’m a big fan of defense, but AR is one QB I enjoy watching. Better between the two will have to wait until their careers are both over.

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