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Tom Brady leaves practice, looking at knee

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Benjamin Brady 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.

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115 Responses to “Tom Brady leaves practice, looking at knee”
  1. 619sdfan4life says: Aug 14, 2013 3:34 PM

    Ohhh that’s to bad…lol

  2. nyjetsfanatic says: Aug 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    Can someone say “Tebow Time”?

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    huh oh, pats fans are praying and using black magic in hopes of Tom Lady being ok

  4. Spencer says: Aug 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    Well….someone just got cut.

  5. talkingproud says: Aug 14, 2013 3:35 PM

    Timmy Tebow Time!

  6. mathomp3 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    uh oh….I don’t think Mallet or Tebow will be able to make that mess of receivers look good like Brady will…

  7. timb12 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    Set your clocks….IT’S TEBOW TIME!!!

  8. caspius1 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    It is God giving Tebow another chance. Since he failed to do it last year.

  9. unbiasfan says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    The Patriots are trended down this offseason, but they will still manage to win the Divison like they do every…single…year.

  10. jaspegs94 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    acl

  11. tsuscrumhalf says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    Can anyone account for the whereabouts of Bernard Pollard?

  12. pooflingingmonkey says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    Not to worry. Tebow will lay hands on the affected area, and a miracle will occur.

  13. giorgiom3 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    “Shake it off, it’s only a knee injury.” – Derrick Rose

  14. gallaghedj311 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:36 PM

    karma sucks. Guess this will be one more year you won’t win a Super Bowl post Spygate.

  15. 12444uggg says: Aug 14, 2013 3:37 PM

    Tebow.. lol.
    Brady is fine.

  16. 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.

  17. wend28 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:38 PM

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

  18. jimmyt says: Aug 14, 2013 3:38 PM

    Gosh, I hope she is OK. Poor little thing.

  19. nygf says: Aug 14, 2013 3:39 PM

    ….it wasn’t a lightning bolt from above that struck his knee, was it?

  20. sandblastermoron says: Aug 14, 2013 3:39 PM

    According to TMZ they beleive Aarron’s gun might be located in his knee…..Badda Bing!!!!!

  21. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 14, 2013 3:39 PM

    Brady with no legs or arms > healthy Tebow

  22. kane337 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:39 PM

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

  23. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    Uh Oh….that collective gulp you here is pats fans coughing on their chowder.

  24. rc33 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    Y’all need to root harder for a re-torn ACL.

  25. majorhavoc83 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    Good thing the Pats signed Tebow! Maybe the Jets can make a trade to send Sanchez over there, too! :-P

  26. bfatconservative says: Aug 14, 2013 3:41 PM

    Oh how the mighty fall.

  27. jbeagles23 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:41 PM

    Definitely not serious. Probably just taking a couple days off

  28. monsterscream says: Aug 14, 2013 3:41 PM

    In unrelated news…Roger Goodell just fainted.

  29. zoxitic says: Aug 14, 2013 3:42 PM

    Someone’s birthday gift to Tebow?

  30. dgreenfi says: Aug 14, 2013 3:42 PM

    Tim Tebow will faith heal him. Someone fetch the bloody balloon.

  31. michaeljacksonisback says: Aug 14, 2013 3:43 PM

    Man is it me, or is there an increase in knee injuries this year? See Pats fans! Tebow got Hernandez, Gronk now Brady! Don’t mess with Jesus

  32. crbuoy says: Aug 14, 2013 3:43 PM

    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!

  33. buffalobillsfan95 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    In other news, the Buffalo Bills field mat has gone missing

  34. khlundgaard says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    He’s fine. He walked off on his own power and then came back. He’ll be fine

  35. lebrack27 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    For the love of good football, I hope he is okay. Don’t want to see Tebow bouncing passes on the ground :(

  36. chargerdillon says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    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.

  37. cajunaise says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    Today is Tim Tebow’s birthday.

    Just sayin’.

  38. rdumont55 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:44 PM

    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!

  39. jlevija says: Aug 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    Really, Tebow talk is about to go crazy!!!

  40. scoops1 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    Skip Bayless is on suicide watch

  41. bucrightoff says: Aug 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    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.

  42. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    Russell Wilson will take over his throne as the best QB in the NFL.

  43. cguy7 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    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….

  44. patriots87 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    he threw a few passes after it happened. he’ll be fine. sorry haters

  45. rc33 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:47 PM

    …and the decline continues apace.
    Congratulations to all!

  46. somethingsmellsrotten says: Aug 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    Please let the next story be that MegaHead leaves practice too…

  47. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    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.

  48. breakingb says: Aug 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    @Kane
    If you’re wondering, that’s what a real QB looks like, not that poop staining Matt Cryan.

  49. vickwalksmydog says: Aug 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    Best news I’ve heard in a while! I’m celebrating tonight. I really love watching the last 5 minutes of Tebow games!

  50. contra74 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:48 PM

    Packers still suck

  51. CKL says: Aug 14, 2013 3:49 PM

    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.

  52. flash1283 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:49 PM

    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!

  53. justintuckrule says: Aug 14, 2013 3:51 PM

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

  54. snevets1 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:51 PM

    Happy Birthday Timmy

    -God

  55. irisheagle22 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:53 PM

    Yes!!!! I feel bad for all the people who took him in the first round of fantasy football also. Glory to this story.

  56. nickster31 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:53 PM

    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!

  57. pastabelly says: Aug 14, 2013 3:54 PM

    hard to believe people out here root for injuries. losers.

  58. tbutler704 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    Thomas Edward Patrick Brady in a wheelchair > Tim Tebow at 100%.

  59. patriots123456 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    Did Brady consult with McNabb about his knee?

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

  60. Spencer says: Aug 14, 2013 3:56 PM

    Just what kind of birthday wish did Tebow make today?

  61. descendency says: Aug 14, 2013 3:57 PM

    Is the team not hoping for the best? Or preparing for the worst?

    /sarcasm

  62. quizguy66 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:58 PM

    Will is say “Out: Smited” on the injury reports for Brady?

    -QG

  63. 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. Odds definitely go down for them but they can still win it.

  64. croghan1919 says: Aug 14, 2013 3:59 PM

    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.

  65. 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 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

  66. pats2001 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:01 PM

    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.

  67. cguy7 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:03 PM

    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…

  68. hehateme2 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:03 PM

    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.

  69. patsfanforlife says: Aug 14, 2013 4:03 PM

    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?

  70. hehateme2 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:04 PM

    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.

  71. unclehilroy says: Aug 14, 2013 4:05 PM

    Happy Birthday Tim Tebow!

  72. kristin878 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:05 PM

    😞 Happy Birthday Tim Tebow???

  73. EJ says: Aug 14, 2013 4:05 PM

    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.

  74. 49erswon says: Aug 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    #CK7 #QUESTFORSIXISREAL

  75. jmikulas says: Aug 14, 2013 4:06 PM

    GOOD!

  76. 80sbroncofan says: Aug 14, 2013 4:07 PM

    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.

  77. floridafootballologist says: Aug 14, 2013 4:07 PM

    “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.

  78. southpaw2k says: Aug 14, 2013 4:07 PM

    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.

  79. vaphinfan says: Aug 14, 2013 4:09 PM

    @ 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.

  80. vdogg says: Aug 14, 2013 4:10 PM

    I guess God REALLY wants to see Timmy taking the snaps this year….Happy Birthday Tim!

  81. josephvu206 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:12 PM

    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

  82. gfcf42489 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:14 PM

    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.

  83. iceburgskin202 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:15 PM

    Hope it’s nothing serious a fan of greatness!!!

  84. rcali says: Aug 14, 2013 4:19 PM

    Tebow Time!!!!! God Bless.

  85. krillian says: Aug 14, 2013 4:20 PM

    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.

  86. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 14, 2013 4:22 PM

    Next man up.

  87. mcgil38 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:27 PM

    Every new beginning is some other beginning’s end!

  88. hrmlss says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    Start of the Ryan Mallet era…..

  89. steelerben says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    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.

  90. dariusmyles says: Aug 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    It’s Tim tebows bday today!! That’s why it happened lol still don’t believe in Jesus? Lol

  91. ambitoos says: Aug 14, 2013 4:31 PM

    Being a Charger fan I would miss watching Brady play this year. I hope he’s OK.

  92. justintuckrule says: Aug 14, 2013 4:32 PM

    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.

  93. idothis2 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:33 PM

    it didn’t take long for tebow to get rid of the competition…

  94. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    Tom Terrific.

  95. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Aug 14, 2013 4:35 PM

    Next ‘demi-god’ up !

  96. 49erstim says: Aug 14, 2013 4:36 PM

    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.

  97. iamthefootballjerk says: Aug 14, 2013 4:37 PM

    Apparently, his new UGGs spikes got caught in the field turf.

  98. thatstinks says: Aug 14, 2013 4:43 PM

    Wait till he hits 50 . That huckster Brady will feel joint pain alot .

  99. contra74 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:43 PM

    Report – ACL and MCL are done

  100. keepounding1234 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:45 PM

    What’s with all the Tebow talk. Tebow will never start before Mallet.

  101. trebla72 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:49 PM

    Tim Tebow was born August 14th, 1987. Today is his birthday. God works in mysterious ways…

  102. treesloth16 says: Aug 14, 2013 4:51 PM

    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.

  103. mornelithe says: Aug 14, 2013 4:54 PM

    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*

  104. i, flounder says: Aug 14, 2013 4:54 PM

    the ghost of odin lloyd strikes.

  105. denverdude7 says: Aug 14, 2013 5:06 PM

    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.

  106. thomasbradybestofalltime says: Aug 14, 2013 5:25 PM

    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?

  107. Norseman says: Aug 14, 2013 5:33 PM

    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.

  108. cmdrsmooth says: Aug 14, 2013 5:59 PM

    Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!

  109. swagger52 says: Aug 14, 2013 7:08 PM

    Great Well Soon from Baltimore!

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

  110. thebigtim2012 says: Aug 14, 2013 9:22 PM

    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.

  111. khlundgaard says: Aug 15, 2013 1:32 AM

    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.

  112. soxpatsbscelts says: Aug 15, 2013 2:28 AM

    So many chump haters. Get a grip bozos!

  113. flash1283 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:00 AM

    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!

  114. swagger52 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:08 AM

    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.

  115. thomasbradybestofalltime says: Aug 15, 2013 4:11 PM

    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!!

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