Tom Brady leaves practice, looking at knee

AP

Every heart in New England just skipped a beat.

According to multiple reports, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady just felt something in his left knee in practice, and then  left the field after consulting with coach Bill Belichick.

During their joint practice with the Buccaneers, Brady grabbed his left knee, limped off, but then rejoined practice a play later. But that didn’t last long, and he ended up heading out again with a trainer.

The left is the same knee as the torn ACL that ended his 2008 season.

115 responses to “Tom Brady leaves practice, looking at knee

  1. Tom Brady was the only bright spot on the team. I really mean it, the WHOLE team. Damn if he blew his ACL again and done for the year who is gonna win the division now the Dolphins or Bills. We all know the Jets are still gonna finish last.

  2. Great. ESPN is probably sending all available reporters to practice to start asking about how much more time Tebow will get now.

  3. Good thing the Pats signed Tebow! Maybe the Jets can make a trade to send Sanchez over there, too! 😛

  4. All the piling on. Man how the jealous come out of the woodwork! Just like miner 49er fans piling on Seahawk fans when Harvin’s news came out! Pathetic!

  5. GOOD! no…..GREAT!

    About damn time ESPN’s fanboy team takes some injuries like the rest of us.

    I’ve never seen so many damn torn acl’s in my life, glad my team isn’t the only one having players drop like flies

    Nothing but respect for Brady, but I equally wouldn’t mind not having to put up with this constant hype.

    Great player who’s a part of a great team that hasn’t won anything since they got caught cheating.

    The difference between a great team and a championship team? Some Video Tape.

  6. For those of you who are posting that this is a good thing, get real! Do you really like to watch professional sports with back-up players? If so, you really are pink hat fans!

  7. Ugh, here come the Tebow fans. And I agree. If Brady is out for the year, go with Tebow and that way you get Jadaveon Clowney. Imagine Belichick with Clowney…goodness.

  8. The Chowds fill the streets with panic… That’s why we drafted Ryan Mallett is the rallying cry heard across New England… Tebowmania would be one snap away….

  9. kingmj4891 says:

    Tom Brady was the only bright spot on the team. I really mean it, the WHOLE team

    kane337 says:

    Tom looks at his receiving corps then says “Hey coach my knee hurts”
    ___________________________

    Neither of you know what you’re talking about.

    WIlfork, Mayo and others on defense are “bright spots”, the Oline is excellent, Blount, Ridley and Verren for the running backs, and Amendola, Thompkins, Dobson and Sudfield have all been having standout camps on the receiver side of things.

    Hate the Pats that’s fine, but at least know what you’re talking about when you comment.

  10. It’s the same knee he hurt before and he still wears the brace on it. I’d honestly be more worried if it were the right knee. He actually returned to finish the drill, huddled with the coaches then left, per Mike Reiss.

    And to all of you making nasty comments, I’m sorry your brain scans came back negative.

  11. kingmj4891 says:
    Aug 14, 2013 3:38 PM
    Tom Brady was the only bright spot on the team. I really mean it, the WHOLE team. Damn if he blew his ACL again and done for the year who is gonna win the division now the Dolphins or Bills. We all know the Jets are still gonna finish last.

    —-

    Really, the only bright spot, please!

  12. Hope it’s nothing but if it is, might as well pencil Clowney into their defense next year.

  13. Not a Brady or Pats fan, but hate to see anyone injured.

    This could be nothing or it could be another ACL injury.

    Either way, this should be a wake up call for all Pats fans that your run at or near the top of the mountain is almost over. Be honest, without Brady, this team will be lucky to win 6 games. When Brady retires, Belichick isnt going to be far behind.

    By 2015, the Patriots are going to be looked at like the Jets, Browns and Jaguars have.

    Real fans – At least you have the great memories of your Dynasty*.

    Bandwagon fans – Time to start saving your $ for new gear!

  14. Did Brady consult with McNabb about his knee?

    Wouldn’t want to see Brady labeled a know-it-all by McNabb. LOL

  15. Patriots is the only good team in that division. Even with out Brady the Patriots can still win it. Odds definitely go down for them but they can still win it.

  16. Not a Pats fan or a NEnder.
    But my heart skipped 1/2 a beat.
    I want to see the best players for every team and for every game.

  17. @ breakingb
    A real QB? The guy can’t throw the ball more than 20 yards he’s been winning on 5-10 yard passes to his right ends and welker his whole career for everyone that thinks the pats are so good just remember they play Miami, the Jets and buffalo 6 games every year half their schedule is an automatic win

  18. high comedy that people on here think ESPN loves the pats. the same ESPN that employed a convicted felon every sunday during 2007 to do whatever he could to be a distraction to the team as they went for 19-0? or the same ESPN that employs an irrelevant former denver bronco that blatantly fabricated a story about the players hating their coach and even though the story was false, he still takes shots at the organization at any given chance? is that the ESPN you’re referring to? interesting.

  19. We are not jealous of the Patriots – we despise you because you took the integrity out of the game with your cheating way… The proof is that you have not won a Bowl since… The Hoodie is a condenscending piece of garbage that ruined your team by playing fast and loose with the draft, and your draft picks. Nobody outside of N. England buys your Patriot Way rubbish…

  20. At least he’s cut his hair and looks more like a man. That long headbandie thingy look he was sporting was pathetic.

    Maybe he does wear the pants after all.

  21. Chargerdillon writes: Great player who’s a part of a great team that hasn’t won anything since they got caught cheating

    How about 16 games in a regular season (2007), five division championships (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and two AFC Championships (2007, 2011)? How many of those things has your team won?

  22. 80sbroncofan says: Aug 14, 2013 3:58 PM
    Patriots is the only good team in that division. Even with out Brady the Patriots can still win it?

    Well, that’s not how it worked out in 2008. He went down and the Dolphins won the division.
    So, they’re that.

  23. If Brady ends up on IR, look for Belichick to put everything behind Ryan Mallett’s arm. When the team realizes that Mallett doesn’t have the goods to lead this team to the playoffs, enter Tim Tebow. If any Coach in the National Football league can get the most out of Tebow, It would be Belichick.

    Whether it be Brady or Tebow under center for the Patriots this year, expect to see them in the playoffs, the team looks better this year than it has since the last SB win. The Pats finally have the ultimate Defense.
    Ninkovich, Wilfork, Kelly and Jones up front, Followed by LB’s Mayo, Spikes and Hightower, with DB’s Talib, Dennard, Wilson and McCourty.

    The Offense as usual is stacked-
    RB’s- Ridley, Vereen and Washington.
    WR’s- Amendola, Jenkins, Edelman, Aiken and TE Gronkowski.
    OL is above average- Solder, Mankins, Wendell, Connolly and Vollmer.

    If the Patriots aren’t sitting on top come week 15-16, then I’d be shocked.

  24. We are not jealous of the Patriots – we despise you because you took the integrity out of the game with your cheating way… The proof is that you have not won a Bowl since… The Hoodie is a condenscending piece of garbage that ruined your team by playing fast and loose with the draft, and your draft picks. Nobody outside of N. England buys your Patriot Way rubbish…

    _________________________________

    You can not deny the fact that they have been contenders every year since 2001, and I am outside New England.

  25. “Great. ESPN is probably sending all available reporters to practice to start asking about how much more time Tebow will get now.”

    Let’s just hope they don’t hurt Heath Evans from NFL Network while trying to get close to Brady. That dude is the biggest homer twirp I’ve ever seen on TV.

  26. I’d be pretty shocked if this was anything serious.

    Although the Ravens fan in me wouldn’t mind another roadblock towards repeating going down, either.

  27. @ harrisonhits2

    the young wrs won’t come along unless they have Brady. If hes out, the pats won’t be good they’ll just have a good record cause of an weak afc east. Mallet didnt look bad the other night but hes no Brady and i’m sure will turnover the ball more.

  28. Silly Pats fans, giving Brady all the credit for winning and the blame to the rest of the team when losing. No tuck rule = no first ring. You won your 3 SB rings by a combined 3 points. Sometimes luck goes your way and sometimes it doesn’t. Your 16-0 greatest offense of all time team put up a measly 14 points in the SB and you still blame the defense for giving up 17. Brady overthrew that ball to Welker and everyone knows it but Pats fans. You can’t expect a 5’9 receiver to leap up for a catch like that when the ball’s headed to the opposite shoulder.

    “17 points?” – Brady

  29. If Brady has to miss significant time, Mallet and Tebow won’t cut it. I’d personally look to acquire former Pats QB Matt Cassel from the Minnesota Vikings. He had the best success of his career in 2008 under Belichick and McDaniels and really thrives in this offense.

  30. I’m a Dolphins fan, but hope Tom Brady is okay. Just so much more hype and excitement when playing the best and I’d love to see our Phins tackle that challenge. Without Brady there, a win would be a little anti-climactic.

  31. I think the strain came from when he was having relations with his Victoria’s Secret Angel wife on a giant pile of cash. No wonder so many commenters are jealous.

    I hate the guy, but you don’t want to see anyone tear an ACL. Grow up, guys.

  32. nyyanksbw51 says:
    Aug 14, 2013 4:00 PM
    @ breakingb
    A real QB? The guy can’t throw the ball more than 20 yards he’s been winning on 5-10 yard passes to his right ends and welker his whole career…
    —-
    go watch the two 75 yd lasers he threw to Moss at the end of the first Giants SB.

  33. I cannot believe how many people on here are happy that a human being could be injured. It may be time to reevaluate your lives folks. How pathetic it must be to be you.

  34. I hate the Patriots, but I love to watch Brady play. Once he’s retired, football won’t be the same. I hope he’s okay and plays a full season this year.

  35. Not panicking. He returned to play for a time, and left the field under his own power. They wouldn’t have allowed that if it were serious. Probably just a sprain. *fingers crossed*

  36. With Brady or without Brady the Patriots are a distant second to the Broncos.

    That being said, without Brady the Patriots are also a distant second to the Browns.

  37. Remember: How about 16 games in a regular season (2007), five division championships (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), and two AFC Championships (2007, 2011)? How many of those things has your team won?

  38. Hope he’s not done for the year.

    There’s really not a lot of competition among good teams in the AFC, and if Brady is out than that makes even less.

  39. Last time Brady went down we had some pretty rough relcievers and still got 11 wins. We have one of the best olines in the league, some above average running backs and an improved d. Even without Tom our chances of winning the division.

  40. Wow. If any Patriots fan actually thinks that Brady is the only bright spot on this team, you must not watch the games.

    1. The offensive line is very good.

    2. The Pats finished in the top 5 in rushing yards last year, and they have very good depth at the position, with an elite kick/punt returner in Leon Washington.

    3. The defense isn’t as bad as people think. They have a very good defensive line and solid LB’s. Secondary is still a concern.

    4. Danny Amendola will replace Welker just fine. UDFA WR Kenbrell Thompkins is doing very well as well, Greg Bedard said he’s the real deal. TE Zach Sudfeld is a huge target and is doing very well too.

  41. swagger52 says:
    Aug 14, 2013 7:08 PM
    Great Well Soon from Baltimore!

    We own you, we don’t want to play anybody else.


    Ravens 3-8 all time vs NE.

    Sorry you don’t “own” them!

    “Great” we’ll soon! MORON!

  42. Hey Flash…

    Won the last 3 playoff games played in New England, except for an ex-AFC LEast player Lee Evans dropping a TD and then a missed field goal.

    How many away Playoff games has Tom Brady won – not counting Tuck Rule games?

    Brady is overrated – especially now in his career. He has had to play a joke of a division for 10 years, that is his best attribute going for him now.

    Get well soon Tom – we miss you.

  43. PATs have dominated BR’s over and over again. Lewis , in jail or out of jail, still can’t correct the 3-8 record over the years.

    Luck happens and the Ravens got lucky last year. Watch the highlights this year!!

Leave a Reply