The Tom Brady knee “injury” that had everyone freaking out on Wednesday afternoon apparently wasn’t even serious enough to make him sit out a preseason game.
Brady intends to practice today and play in Friday night’s preseason game against the Buccaneers, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.
The injury has been described by some reports as a knee sprain, but Werder’s sources said it was more of a bruise, and that assuming another examination doesn’t reveal something different, Brady is going to be good to go.
Even if the knee injury is very minor, it’s somewhat surprising that the Patriots would put Brady on the field for a meaningless exhibition game just two days after he had to leave practice. But the Patriots are breaking in a new corps of inexperienced receivers, and they’d like to get Brady more live game experience with them. So assuming Brady feels fine today and tomorrow, he’ll be good to go on Friday night.