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Patriots continue to not acknowledge Brady’s hand injury

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a swollen hand.  According to the Patriots, he doesn’t have an injured hand.

Three days after CBS cameras captured images of a puffy throwing hand despite Brady’s best efforts to keep it hidden, the Patriots officially have not acknowledged that the hand is injured.  They have, for the second straight week, disclosed that Brady has a right shoulder injury, which nevertheless allowed him to fully participate in practice.

He was officially probable last Sunday with a right shoulder injury, even though a photo taken on Saturday and posted on the team’s Facebook page showed that he had two fingers on his right hand taped together.

The rules are simple.  Injuries must be disclosed, even if the player has played with it or will play with it.

Last year, the Bills were fined for concealing a wrist injury suffered by defensive end Mario Williams, the Redskins were fined for not promptly disclosing that quarterback Robert Griffin III had a concussion, and the Ravens were fined for hiding an injury suffered by safety Ed Reed.  It’s typically a $20,000 fine, and as we’ve said in the past it’s not much of a deterrent for a billion-dollar business.

But if no fines will be issued, the violations will become more blatant.  Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, for example, was listed as having an ankle injury last week even though he reportedly sprained both of them.  That’s harder to prove than the Brady hand injury, which is obvious to the eye but which the Patriots nevertheless refuse to admit exists.

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45 Responses to “Patriots continue to not acknowledge Brady’s hand injury”
  1. beerndrums says: Oct 30, 2013 11:58 PM

    I hope someone from the Steelers breaks Bradys hand

  2. bringbackkosar says: Oct 30, 2013 11:59 PM

    Patriots give the finger to NFL injury policy…in other news, fire is hot and water is wet

  3. skoobyfl says: Oct 31, 2013 12:01 AM

    As a Clubber Lang said, she found a real man .

  4. tigerlilac says: Oct 31, 2013 12:06 AM

    Sox win. Sox win. Sox win.

    Patriots win. Patriots win. Patriots win.

    Feel free to fine us. We only care about winning.

  5. mullman76 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:08 AM

    The Patriots will not be fined in any way, shape, or form.

    Kraft and Rog are tight- it is what it is.

    Go Raiders

  6. frankgarrett says: Oct 31, 2013 12:09 AM

    who care’s about boston sports

  7. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 31, 2013 12:11 AM

    I don’t get it. Is hand still swollen? I mean, isn’t itnpossible his hand swelled up for the game but isn’t hurt long term?

  8. bingobrown12 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:22 AM

    beerndrums says: Oct 30, 2013 11:58 PM

    I hope someone from the Steelers breaks Bradys hand
    ————————————————————
    LOL maybe they should try for their third win.

  9. gochargersgo says: Oct 31, 2013 12:24 AM

    Maybe he got stung by a bee. Like, a bunch of them.

  10. shine94 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:27 AM

    beerndrums says: Oct 30, 2013 11:58 PM

    I hope someone from the Steelers breaks Bradys hand
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    wow … class act …

  11. bleedsoe9mm says: Oct 31, 2013 12:29 AM

    next bill will list every bump , bruise and hang nail , so he’ll just list the entire team

  12. tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 12:33 AM

    frankgarrett says:Oct 31, 2013 12:09 AM

    who care’s about boston sports
    ———————————————————-
    All those Championships can get boring. Must be hard to take for the rest of America.

    Pats won’t confirm Brady’s hand boo-boo. They did, however, provide photos of his cowardly lion halloween costume. Run with it Florio.

  13. tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 12:43 AM

    Pats: 2001, 2003, 2004
    Sox: 2004, 2007, 2013
    Bruins: 2011
    Celtics: 2008

    Unprecedented.

    Titletown

  14. svn2011 says: Oct 31, 2013 12:56 AM

    And he has been listed with a shoulder injury. Stop comparing with manning. its the same thing.

  15. vegasgreek says: Oct 31, 2013 1:07 AM

    Green Bay is TitleTown . The Packers beat the Patsies in the Super Bowl .

  16. tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 1:10 AM

    Hurts, don’t it.

  17. conradbain2 says: Oct 31, 2013 1:29 AM

    Mo Wilkerson hit TomTom’s hand during a strip sack a couple weeks ago. The crappy CBS team failed to notice shots of Brady on the sidelines flexing his hands while he adjusted his panties. Apparently it’s still a problem. Anyway, that’s what caused the injury.

  18. contract says: Oct 31, 2013 1:31 AM

    “Maybe he got stung by a bee. Like, a bunch of them.”

    Actually it’s possible that he might treat a minor issue with bee stings.

  19. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Oct 31, 2013 1:34 AM

    Brady was last seen holding the Redsox trophy with Big Papi. Brady said his hand is just fine!

  20. drewzducks says: Oct 31, 2013 1:49 AM

    Beerndrums…not sure if they have someone who will try to break his hand, but something tells me they DO have someone who will try to rape his wife.

  21. madsqgrdn says: Oct 31, 2013 3:00 AM

    tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 12:43 AM

    Pats: 2001, 2003, 2004
    Sox: 2004, 2007, 2013
    Bruins: 2011
    Celtics: 2008

    Unprecedented.

    Titletown

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    good for you..you still couldn’t pay me to live there:)

  22. madsqgrdn says: Oct 31, 2013 3:15 AM

    I honestly believe watching chess would be less boring than watching baseball…but I don’t watch either because sports seven days a week is for children. Life is short baseball fans :)

  23. tackledummy1505 says: Oct 31, 2013 4:29 AM

    It’s bill and the pats, they never get anything against them. They cheated to win 3 Super Bowls and got a nic on the wrist. It wasn’t even a slap so what do you expect here lol

  24. tackledummy1505 says: Oct 31, 2013 4:29 AM

    It’s bill and the pats, they never get anything against them. They cheated to win 3 Super Bowls and got a nic on the wrist. It wasn’t even a slap so what do you expect here lol

  25. backdapack4evr says: Oct 31, 2013 4:59 AM

    Big surprise
    Mr bill lies for a living
    Embarrassment for the NFL
    No place for liars and cheaters

  26. cguy7 says: Oct 31, 2013 6:18 AM

    Quit making excuses for Tom Terrific. He’s obviously not the QB he used to be before he supposedly hurt his hand… Diminished skills, throws the ball erratically, and has happy feet. Won Super Bowls because he had a great defense, field goal kicker, and his coaches cheated. Do not compare him to Montana. The countdown is on for the Hoodie to push him out the door in Chowdland like he did Kosar in Cleveland…

  27. spygatedontexistisaloser says: Oct 31, 2013 6:22 AM

    frankgarrett says:

    “who care’s about boston sports”

    Obviously, you do if you’re talking about it. Hahaha.

  28. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 31, 2013 6:31 AM

    “Harder to prove than the Brady hand injury”
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    Not really, I can immediately think of a couple legitimate excuses – bee sting, hit it on the corner of a table right before the game but it’s fine now- and I’m no where near as duplicitous nor deceptive as Belichick.

  29. patriottony says: Oct 31, 2013 6:47 AM

    It is impossible to to Pro Football and not have a Bump, bruise, scratch or ache. So in Good Order,, I’m sure Bill will do what he did 3-4 years agao when this came up, he listed 47 players with some kind of ailment, and then the NFL couldn’t complain
    You TURDS, and patriot haters,,,,to quote your Queen,,,”WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?”

  30. dpdonny says: Oct 31, 2013 6:59 AM

    They’re not reporting it because it’s a non-football injury. He got it by continually smacking the heads of his receivers after each game.

    He’s fine…..and O, the Sox are World Champs for the third time in 10 years.

  31. jimmyt says: Oct 31, 2013 7:09 AM

    tigerlilac says:
    Oct 31, 2013 12:06 AM
    Sox win. Sox win. Sox win.

    Patriots win. Patriots win. Patriots win.

    Feel free to fine us. We only care about winning.

    Of course that’s all you care about which is why you look the other way when your teams lie and cheat. You probably teach your kids that lying and cheating are good sportsmanship. The Patriot Way.

  32. patsfansknowitall says: Oct 31, 2013 7:42 AM

    ^cheat town

    Lets not forget the asterisk next to the patriots titles for CHEATING.

    The sox wins are riddled with steroid users. Vaseline / crisco should also get a WS ring for doctoring pitches.

    Enjoy the tainted trophies!

  33. baltimoresnativeson says: Oct 31, 2013 7:43 AM

    In a further report,
    A reporter asked Brady why he won’t acknowledge the injury,
    Brady swiftly responded “acknowledge Deez”

  34. sbs0311 says: Oct 31, 2013 7:53 AM

    Apparently “unprecedented” means: done before and also exceeded but only matters when Boston does it. Yawn.

  35. sbs0311 says: Oct 31, 2013 7:55 AM

    Since you like picking arbitrary dates, I’ll do it too:

    New York 1973-1986, four sports, five teams, nine championships (six teams and ten championships if we count the ABA).

    Yep, sure sounds unprecedented to me. Double yawn.

  36. kellyb9 says: Oct 31, 2013 8:14 AM

    What’s the point of listing him as probable (75% change of playing) if he’s going to play? Oh Vegas? … yeah sure NFL, you have the moral high ground here.

    More to the point, he’s practicing, has anyone captured any images of his hand recently?

  37. piemasteruk says: Oct 31, 2013 8:20 AM

    “The rules are simple. Injuries must be disclosed, even if the player has played with it or will play with it.”

    How is that simple exactly? What qualifies as an injury for the purposes of disclosure? Do offensive lineman have to list every forearm bruise or sore finger on the injury report? Of course not. So how bad does an injury have to be before it qualifies as something that needs to be listed? And how do you know Brady’s hand injury is over that threshold?

  38. ejvyas says: Oct 31, 2013 8:50 AM

    What about the injury to Mike’s brain?

  39. beerinmybelly says: Oct 31, 2013 9:00 AM

    Bill Belichick is a standup guy.

    …said no one, ever.

  40. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 31, 2013 10:16 AM

    I think its perfectly plausible that his hand has always been twice the size of a normal hand and we’ve just never noticed it.

  41. azarkhan says: Oct 31, 2013 10:33 AM

    Quick, somebody report Belichick to the principal!

  42. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 31, 2013 4:19 PM

    I doubt it will matter if Brady’s hand is hurt or not.

    It should be in good enough shape to “hand” the Steelers loss #6…

  43. tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 8:17 PM

    sbs0311 says:Oct 31, 2013 7:55 AM

    Since you like picking arbitrary dates, I’ll do it too:

    New York 1973-1986, four sports, five teams, nine championships (six teams and ten championships if we count the ABA).

    Yep, sure sounds unprecedented to me. Double yawn.
    ———————————————————
    So New York’s 8 pro sports teams won 9 Championships in the same amount of time that Boston’s 4 franchises won 8? That’s equal in your mind? Thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts.

  44. atxpatfan says: Nov 1, 2013 10:16 AM

    tedmurph says: Oct 31, 2013 8:17 PM

    sbs0311 says:Oct 31, 2013 7:55 AM

    Since you like picking arbitrary dates, I’ll do it too:

    New York 1973-1986, four sports, five teams, nine championships (six teams and ten championships if we count the ABA).

    Yep, sure sounds unprecedented to me. Double yawn.
    ———————————————————
    So New York’s 8 pro sports teams won 9 Championships in the same amount of time that Boston’s 4 franchises won 8? That’s equal in your mind? Thanks for playing, we have some lovely parting gifts.
    ——————————————-
    I tried to make the same point but for some reason every comment I make gets removed no matter how benign.

    The Yankees won two of those championships and the Mets won 1. Besides Billy Crystal, is there anyone who’s both a Yankees and Mets fan? So how do you count all three?

    Plus, 4 of those Championships were by the Islanders. Are Giants fans also Islanders fans or Rangers fans?

    Point is – you’re 100% right TedMurph

  45. atxpatfan says: Nov 1, 2013 10:20 AM

    You’re right.

    There was another time where one city, with one team in each of the 4 major sports has equaled or exceeded this level of success in the same amount of time.

    That city was….wait for it….also Boston.

    The Celtics won 11 Championships between ’57 – ’69.

    If you the Bruins in include ’69/’70 then its 12 championships.

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