Tom Brady misses practice with Achilles injury

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The Patriots’ injury report lists Tom Brady as not practicing with an injury to his Achilles. The quarterback is “fine,” reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, and Brady will start against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The team, though, obviously will manage Brady’s reps this week.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice with an illness.

Center David Andrews also missed Wednesday’s work with an illness. Tackle Marcus Cannon (ankle), safety Patrick Chung (ankle) and wide receiver Chris Hogan (shoulder) did not practice either.

37 responses to “Tom Brady misses practice with Achilles injury

  1. Belichek is on the phone with Jimmy G telling him how to feign an injury or an attitude so bad that the 49’ers will release him and no one else will want to pick him up. Then the Pats can claim him and find some creative ways to compensate him for his services that won’t affect the salary cap.

  2. I can’t imagine an achilles injury where you are “fine”. I strained my achilles playing flag football and I was not fine for weeks. It was just a minor strain and it drug on forever. Every time it would start to feel better i would do something and strain it again.

  3. It could be nothing; But QBs Brady’s age start to deteriorate rapidly. Once it starts its hard to stop. It’s only a matter of time.

  4. thisistheonlygame says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    It could be nothing; But QBs Brady’s age start to deteriorate rapidly. Once it starts its hard to stop. It’s only a matter of time.

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    Yeah….he looks horrible this year…..2 interceptions in 10 games….. dude stinks

  5. Pats could beat the Dolphins with Hoyer if they need to. Brady could probably rest until the Steelers.

  6. nhpats says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    thisistheonlygame says:
    November 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    It could be nothing; But QBs Brady’s age start to deteriorate rapidly. Once it starts its hard to stop. It’s only a matter of time.

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    Yeah….he looks horrible this year…..2 interceptions in 10 games….. dude stinks
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    He never disparaged Brady, simply stated a fact of life. Depending upon what is going on with his achilles, or if anything is, it can turn serious in a heartbeat. Richard Sherman played through an achilles injury, until last week. Then, he ruptured it and possibly ended his career.

  7. He probably strained it when Mack hit him down there and he was stretching afterwards. Probably nothing but the Pats can afford to sit him this week if need be.

  8. So its been a long tough road trip and Belichick wants Brady to get an extra day of rest. So he says “How are you feeling Tom?” Brady is smart enough to know why he would get asked that so directly and says “Well, my achillies feels a little sore”. Belichick says “hmmm, ok. You better rest that up” then “Hey guys, put Brady down as a DNP today, achillies”. And then things go on exactly how Belichick wants them to be. Brady gets the extra day of rest. Meanwhile the upcoming opponents start having to consider preparing for other possibilities than Brady. (Although ‘preparing for Brady’ is an odd term since so many apparently cant)

  9. Age theme tonight (lol)… at age 40, it all begins to fall apart. Brady won’t last another two seasons. Remember I told you first!

  10. wallabear says:
    November 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    Age theme tonight (lol)… at age 40, it all begins to fall apart. Brady won’t last another two seasons. Remember I told you first!
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    Real Nostradamus you are. Brady will tack on another 2 Super Bowls in that time. Remember I told you first!

  11. “So he says “How are you feeling Tom?” Brady is smart enough to know why he would get asked that so directly and says “Well, my achillies feels a little sore”. Belichick says “hmmm, ok. You better rest that up” ”

    I doubt that very much. Brady has had many Wednesdays off the last few years with or without any injury. Especially during the 2nd half of any seasons. They don’t need to make up a sham injury to rest the guy.

  12. “Brady won’t last another two seasons. Remember I told you first!”

    Yeah people have been posting that tired line regularly for the last 5 years, so no, you didn’t come up with anything “first”

  13. Patriot haters are gleeful, Patriot fans are pooh-pooing. Tom Brady is a 40-yr old NFL QB, who may now have a problem with his Achilles tendon? It may be nothing, it may be something? I guess we shall see…?!

  14. This (and knee and hip trouble) is exactly the sort of injury that half-ruins ageing mobile QBs but is less important to pocket guys like Brady who can just brace whatever and still step around enough in the pocket. He’s played thru plenty of injuries – e.g., a total of 18 games just with bad ankles (notably 2014 and 2015). Anyway, the tendon is probably just a little sore/tight – no need to push it.

  15. “IF” this is a true report, this is bad news. There’s no such thing as a minor achilles injury. He’s either out for a few weeks hoping it heals or will be out for good starting either immediately or soon after finding out it won’t heal quickly. All the exercising and dieting can’t beat aging. There will soon be an entire generation of dieting and fitness fanatics learning this lesson. Best of luck to Tom Brady for giving us some great football years.

  16. Relax everybody. New England are only playing the Dolphins. We can rest Brady and Gronk from the game and still win by over 20 points. Belichick won’t want to hear it but it will be an absolute cakewalk.

  17. Aside from Brady, what’s the deal with these illnesses? Jamie Collins never seemed to regain form after the illness that sidelined him for a month in 2015.

  18. johnodocks says:
    November 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Belichek is on the phone with Jimmy G telling him how to feign an injury or an attitude so bad that the 49’ers will release him and no one else will want to pick him up. Then the Pats can claim him and find some creative ways to compensate him for his services that won’t affect the salary cap.

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    So, you think Garrapolo would make it past everyone on wwaivers? Interesting.

  19. harrisonhits2 says:
    November 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm
    “So he says “How are you feeling Tom?” Brady is smart enough to know why he would get asked that so directly and says “Well, my achillies feels a little sore”. Belichick says “hmmm, ok. You better rest that up” ”

    I doubt that very much. Brady has had many Wednesdays off the last few years with or without any injury. Especially during the 2nd half of any seasons. They don’t need to make up a sham injury to rest the guy.

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    Nobody said it was a sham. Im sure he has his sore spots after that road trip. In the scenario I described no one cheated. Belichick followed every rule perfectly as things came out exactly as he wanted.

  20. When I watch nature shows on the national geographic channel I notice how vultures have to sit there for incredibly long times and several false alarms before the end finally comes. Because everything for them depends on that one food source their very survival depends on their ability to just sit never taking their focus off it for even a second.

  21. The Truth says:
    November 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    The original achilles could play qb innthe afc east and win 8 games
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    More wins than any division in the conference. Ironic that someone calling themselves the truth wouldn’t know it if it bit them.

  22. The Truth says:
    November 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    The original achilles could play qb innthe afc east and win 8 games

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    The original Achilles was the most fearsome warrior the world had ever seen and the possessor of a special kind of invulnerability due to the water (from the river Styx) he had been dipped in (except his heel that his mother had held him by). He was proving totally unbeatable barring the one time someone (Paris) got in a lucky shot with an arrow shot from afar, but things were pretty much over by then and his army still conquered anyway so Achilles going down didnt matter. So yeah, he might have been able to give the afc east a tough time. And if he could beat the afc east then he could really kill the other divisions the afc east beats up on. Truth!!

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