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Patriots say Brady’s absence is not injury related


Tom Brady “dinged” his shoulder during Saturday’s win over the Dolphins and he missed practice Wednesday, but the Patriots say those two events are not related.

Brady’s absence was officially listed as was “not injury related” on the injury report released Wednesday. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot) and guard Logan Mankins (knee) also missed practice.

If Brady’s shoulder didn’t keep him out of practice, we’re not sure what the reason was for his absence. (We assume it wasn’t his interview with Chris Berman.)

Tom Curran of reported Brady had his shoulder examined Saturday, but the team deemed that Brady was “all set.”

It sounds like Brady is still fully expected to start Sunday against the Bills.

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8 Responses to “Patriots say Brady’s absence is not injury related”
  1. kelvinmchale says: Dec 28, 2011 5:44 PM

    Watch the video of the post game on When Brady goes to hug Kraft, his left arm hangs limply. He’s hurtin’ for certain.

  2. tedmurph says: Dec 28, 2011 6:47 PM

    Think I’ll wait for TMZ and the NEnquirer to come out with the real facts.

  3. 6ball says: Dec 28, 2011 6:59 PM


    My understanding is Belichick gives Brady Wednesdays off regularly which seems reasonable. McCarthy and Peyton could do the same.


  4. mornelithe says: Dec 28, 2011 7:18 PM

    The more important news was that Spikes and Chung were both at practice today (though they have been practicing over the past few weeks also). Wonder if BB is keeping them in reserve for the playoffs.

  5. kylecleric says: Dec 28, 2011 7:56 PM

    Pats have been giving a key player or two Wednesday practice off each of the last several weeks.

  6. patsfiend says: Dec 28, 2011 8:00 PM


    You’re analyzing post-game hugs. I like it. I usually just use the slow-mo HD for the cheerleaders when they come back from ads, but I’ll check out the hugs and handshakes this week, for a deeper dive into Brady’s situation.

  7. bozosforall says: Dec 28, 2011 8:51 PM

    He hurt his vajayjay, which is why it wasn’t on the injury report.

  8. faulkana says: Dec 28, 2011 9:28 PM

    Big Ben would be dramatizing a near-death-experience for the same thing. Fearing that his bone was sticking out, (which really only happens in public rest rooms).
    People call Tom a primadonna, but he is a bad-ass.
    Go Pats!

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