Wednesday’s practices before the conference title games contained a little bit of drama as Tom Brady sat out New England’s session and Eli Manning left Giants practice with a stomach issue.
Both men will be back on the field Thursday.
The Giants announced that Manning was in the building and will practice on Thursday. Drew Brees apparently sent him a box of NyQuil and everything is cool now.
In New England, Bill Belichick didn’t want to talk about Brady’s absence from practice. But he said “hopefully” Brady is on the field Thursday.
In Belichickian, that means Brady will be on the field.
Brady made it clearer during his own press conference, saying that he will be back at practice. Brady has missed practice time on Wednesdays at various points during the year, including Week 17.
The Broncos have to be wondering what the score might have been last week if Brady was 100%.