Tom Brady’s stitches are out

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The normal human healing process has unfolded as expected for the superhuman quarterback of the New England Patriots.

Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Tom Brady has had 12 stitches removed from his right hand. The stitches closed a gash that occurred when Brady’s hand encountered the helmet of teammate Rex Burkhead during a practice 11 days ago.

Brady played without noticeable limitation last Sunday, although he definitely seemed to be conscious of protecting the tape-covered wound when falling. By next Sunday, it will be a non-issue.

The next question becomes what happens with the stitches? Surely, someone would pay big money for the ultimate “game-worn” collectible. If nothing else, they would make the perfect gift for that special snitch in your life.

50 responses to “Tom Brady’s stitches are out

  1. Bill Belichick and Ernie Adams already have a plan to use the DNA from those stiches to clone another Brady. We’re onto a eight more Super Bowls, baby!

  2. Here is an interesting comparison regarding the QB pay of the 2 superbowl teams:

    Tom Brady…………$41 million
    Eagles QB’s combined…$37,676,228…(Wentz $26,676,228)..&..(Foles 11 million)

    Many people would know that several other teams are paying their quarterbacks significantly more than $41 million. Patriot fans and Eagles fans would likely laugh about that.

  3. .
    One good thing about the two week layover between the conference championships and Super Bowl is that it gives players time to heal up and be at their best for the big game.
    .

  4. Even more than loving how the salty-haters and media got into a hopeful end-of-a-dynasty tizzy, was how much I enjoyed Belichick’s postgame ultra-grumpy deadpan comment on Brady playing GOAT and coming back from a 10-point defecit to earn a ticket to his 8th SB, despite the injury:
    “It was just a few stitches, not heart surgery”
    Classic.

  5. Burkhead was just trying to help Tom make room for another finger to be sewn on to hold the 6th ring.

  6. 12! Stitches on that Wednesday. Didn’t practice much at all and still won the conference championship without Gronk. Hopefully he’ll do better this time. He’s been playing off because of rotating injuries. We can’t ask for a better QB to drag our team to win. He is indeed a warrior.

  7. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.
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    Patriot fans are no different than fans of other teams. We just happen to root for a different team. Whatever you don’t like about Patriot fans is probably a result of them dealing with jealous patriot haters. Patriot haters seem to seek out Patriot related articles and practically beg Patriots fans to make fun of them.

    You can’t expect patriot fans to read nonsense without wanting to point out patriot haters silly comments. Try to be objective and also consider the silly comments that criticize the Patriots. Patriot fans would rather talk football or quietly relish in the past success of the Patriots.

  8. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

    I know intelligent and thoughtful fans of nearly every team in every sport so I don’t judge all fans of any team by the mindless musings of their lowest forms of life.
    There are also the faux fans who adopt what appear to be Pats fans handles but in truth they exist only to torment.

  9. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

    23 61 Rate This

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    you all started iit.

    maybe you shouldn’t be goodell’s wet dream and enable him
    to cheat our team at evey possible attempt that can be sold to the
    public?

  10. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    January 28, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    There are also the faux fans who adopt what appear to be Pats fans handles but in truth they exist only to torment.

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    If the handle is such that someone is trying too hard to look like a Pat fan…or a Pat fan for life…then you should know that its a fake patriot fan….just trolling the fans of the other 31 teams. They may actually be a fan of the team that you root for.

  11. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

    ++++++++++++++++

    Maybe if Roger Goodell had not framed Brady, we would be different.

  12. dispozblcopy says:
    January 28, 2018 at 11:31 am
    Burkhead was just trying to help Tom make room for another finger to be sewn on to hold the 6th ring.

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    Or is it the extra finger so he can grip the ball better because he cannot deflate it ???

  13. vaphinfan says:
    January 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    They should go ahead and put the Lombardi in Krafts house right outside Rogers room.

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    I guess when your team hasn’t won anything since 1972 and if you are a band-wagon fan of that team….who only casually watches football…it would be easy to assume that the Lombardi trophies are like the Hockey Stanly Cup…and that it’s one trophy. There are 5 of Lombardi’s residing at the Patriots stadium for all to see.

    Besides…anyone who even causally watches football…would be aware that Roger…and the other 31 teams recently lied about science and cheated that Patriots…Roger Goodell now avoids this area because Roger doesn’t like hearing boooo’s. Even last years superbowl crowd booed Roger……the last time Roger showed up at a Patriots home game he snuck in just for a posed photo opportunity…that photograph was then publicized to convince gullible people that Roger was not avoiding New England.

  14. jam11163 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Or is it the extra finger so he can grip the ball better because he cannot deflate it ???

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    Nothing like announcing to everyone that you are totally clueless about football.

    Everyone saw enough evidence to demonstrate that Tom Brady does much better with properly inflated footballs. This was proven during that January 18, 2015 game against the Colts where the NFL switched the footballs out at halftime after the weather lowered the PSI below 12.50 PSI.

    During that game Brady only managed to score 17 points by halftime. After the officials fixed the football problem Brady went on to score 28 points in the 2nd half of the game. The Patriots won that game with a final score of 45 to 7.

    Then when the NFL started making sure that footballs didn’t drop PSI during games…Brady and the Patriots went on a tear and won 2 of the next 3 Superbowls. The Patriots are now in another superbowl and have a chance to win 3 out of the last 4 Superbowls since the NFL discovered that weather problem.

    The NFL then decided to take 2 draft picks away from the Patriots because they saw that the other teams needed some help because 31 teams no longer had a chance. Brady was too good when using regulation footballs. The NFL even hid the PSI data that was collected during the 2015 season so that football fans would not have that information. The other teams would look silly if fans understood that the other 31 teams needed an advantage.

  15. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

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    Maybe the practice of going to a team’s articles for no other reason than to drop comments about hating their fans is why the interactions aren’t working out.

  16. Four Wheel Low says:
    January 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

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    Maybe the practice of going to a team’s articles for no other reason than to drop comments about hating their fans is why the interactions aren’t working out.
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    Best comment of the day. As a Patriots fan since 1960, it’s amazing to me how much free space they take up in peoples heads!

  17. “Maybe the practice of going to a team’s articles for no other reason than to drop comments about hating their fans is why the interactions aren’t working out.”

    Teams don’t own the articles, you lazy front runner.

  18. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.

    Or maybe you shouldn’t judge and 5 state fan base
    Based on the handful that you come across on the internet

    If that’s the case then Eagles fans are the worst fans of all 4 major sports based on the videos I saw on the internet after the Vikings game.

    See how stupid that is????

  19. zeke2517 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm
    “Maybe the practice of going to a team’s articles for no other reason than to drop comments about hating their fans is why the interactions aren’t working out.”

    Teams don’t own the articles, you lazy front runner.

    You know what he means.

    Articles about a team. Is that better for you??

  20. “Or is it the extra finger so he can grip the ball better because he cannot deflate it ???”

    Nothing like announcing you’re so poorly educated you failed 5th grade science.

    Maybe you missed the fact that Brady led the league in passing with fully inflated balls. Or didn’t see him play last season including the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history with fully inflated balls. The list goes on quite awhile if I wanted to bother.

    SMH

  21. zeke2517 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    “Maybe the practice of going to a team’s articles for no other reason than to drop comments about hating their fans is why the interactions aren’t working out.”

    Teams don’t own the articles, you lazy front runner.

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    Too funny…the poster never suggested that fans of other teams are not entitled to post thoughtful comments under patriot related articles.

    The poster was merely suggesting that when individuals only most insults aimed at patriot fans…that the feedback may not be rewarding or work out the way the person intended. These individuals don’t seem to anticipate that their smarmy vapid comments will be met with rejection by those willing to challenge stupidity.

    Your own comment just served as another example of that the poster was talking about.

  22. factpurveyor says:
    January 28, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    jam11163 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Or is it the extra finger so he can grip the ball better because he cannot deflate it ???

    ———————————————————————
    Nothing like announcing to everyone that you are totally clueless about football.

    Everyone saw enough evidence to demonstrate that Tom Brady does much better with properly inflated footballs. This was proven during that January 18, 2015 game against the Colts where the NFL switched the footballs out at halftime after the weather lowered the PSI below 12.50 PSI.

    During that game Brady only managed to score 17 points by halftime. After the officials fixed the football problem Brady went on to score 28 points in the 2nd half of the game. The Patriots won that game with a final score of 45 to 7.

    Then when the NFL started making sure that footballs didn’t drop PSI during games…Brady and the Patriots went on a tear and won 2 of the next 3 Superbowls. The Patriots are now in another superbowl and have a chance to win 3 out of the last 4 Superbowls since the NFL discovered that weather problem.

    The NFL then decided to take 2 draft picks away from the Patriots because they saw that the other teams needed some help because 31 teams no longer had a chance. Brady was too good when using regulation footballs. The NFL even hid the PSI data that was collected during the 2015 season so that football fans would not have that information. The other teams would look silly if fans understood that the other 31 teams needed an advantage.

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    All that about 1 game. That’s 1 of how many???? And by the way son, I have forgotten more about football than you will ever know.

  23. They should be placed in an exhibit in The Hall at Patriot Place where lesser NFL QB’s can genuflect before them. The line will start with Joe Montana
    The musings of an insufferable Patriot fool. It’s a shame you still think the world is flat dropping off in Connecticut…..bet your astrological sign is a mushroom….you know like kept in the dark and fed bull hockey.

  24. What matters is this is not a legitimate SB run for NE. Facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in this playoff run is nearly as bad as having won 3 SB’s by 3 point victories and 2 gifted SB’s by their opponents giving them wins. And yet all we hear from the fanbase is how great this team is. Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes.

  25. jam11163 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    All that about 1 game. That’s 1 of how many???? And by the way son, I have forgotten more about football than you will ever know.

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    Perhaps what you forgot….was what led you to miss the fact that Tom Brady had done better since the NFL started making sure that footballs never drop PSI due to cold weather. Because in a previous comment you mentioned “so he can grip the ball better because he cannot deflate it”.

    That comment suggests that you haven’t been watching much football since 2015. It also suggests that you didn’t see last years superbowl…where the NFL would have had strict controls for the footballs. It also suggests that you didn’t watch any games this season where Brady let the Patriots to the superbowl.

    Your comment suggests that you either haven’t been paying attention to football in some time…or that you thought you could be funny….by typing a lame and unoriginal lame comment…where you just tried to associate the word “deflate” with Tom Brady and considered that to be humor worthy of sharing with others.

    I will stand corrected and take you at your word that you are a virtual football encyclopedia. I recommend sticking to football while avoiding trying to make jokes about the team that is playing in the superbowl in one week. You may also want to watch more Patriots games. Tom Brady is really good. Usually those who try to make jokes about him end up looking silly.

  26. I admit facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles to win a SB looks really bad. Even Manning had to face Brady before facing Rex Grossman in the SB. Hopefully we still get to see a good game from the Eagles defense to make it a game.

  27. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 28, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    I admit facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles to win a SB looks really bad. Even Manning had to face Brady before facing Rex Grossman in the SB. Hopefully we still get to see a good game from the Eagles defense to make it a game

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    Shouldn’t you be more concerned with who your Jets will draft as a QB this offseason?

  28. Nofoolnodrool says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm
    They should be placed in an exhibit in The Hall at Patriot Place where lesser NFL QB’s can genuflect before them. The line will start with Joe Montana
    The musings of an insufferable Patriot fool. It’s a shame you still think the world is flat dropping off in Connecticut…..bet your astrological sign is a mushroom….you know like kept in the dark and fed bull hockey.

    2 10 Rate This
    skawh says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    What matters is this is not a legitimate SB run for NE. Facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in this playoff run is nearly as bad as having won 3 SB’s by 3 point victories and 2 gifted SB’s by their opponents giving them wins. And yet all we hear from the fanbase is how great this team is. Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes

    How cute back to back jealous trolls

  29. skawh says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    What matters is this is not a legitimate SB run for NE. Facing Mariota, Bortles, and Foles in this playoff run is nearly as bad as having won 3 SB’s by 3 point victories and 2 gifted SB’s by their opponents giving them wins. And yet all we hear from the fanbase is how great this team is. Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes

    So because KC couldn’t beat Tennessee and Pittsburgh couldn’t beat Jacksonville that somehow diminishes what NE did.

    And if your sorry A$$ Seahawks had beat NE it wouldn’t have been a blowout.

    Do you get an extra SB trophy if you win by more than 1 point??

    #seattleseahawks1yeardynasty

  30. skawh says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes.
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    Dude, unlike Seattle, NE isn’t done yet.

  31. skawh says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes.

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    That’s because other than Brady and Gronk (when he plays), the Patriots teams are almost always less talented than their SB opponents. They win by rising above the talent deficiencies, through coaching and smart play.
    Brady has had only two HOF caliber players on offense in his career. Randy Moss for 2 years, and Gronk (when healthy) for the last 8 years.

  32. askeddie11 says:
    January 28, 2018 at 10:36 am
    Maybe the Patriots wouldn’t be so bad if it were not for the fans.
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    This is odd coming from an Eagles fan. I guess they must think climbing light posts, punching a horse, assaulting a police officer, throwing beer cans at fans of opposing teams, etc. is good. Maybe because it’s all ‘allegedly.’

  33. Yeah, right – stitches. It was a miracle that a player was so questionable to play that he performed like a 28 year old prime QB. This was all fake news. More Patriots cheating.

  34. skawh says:
    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Great organization, yes. But not having a single blowout SB victory speaks volumes.
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    ridiculous …

  35. No longer having an excuse is a psychological disadvantage at this point. Eagles get their first ring. Belichick runs off the field after being shown up by another NFC East team.

  36. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    January 28, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    No longer having an excuse is a psychological disadvantage at this point. Eagles get their first ring. Belichick runs off the field after being shown up by another NFC East team.
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    You mean like when the Patriots beat the NFC East Champion Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl in 2004?

  37. The problem is the ligament damage from the thumb getting bent backwards. The cut and stitches were a minor issue. I think it was affecting his grip strength just a bit. Should be a minor issue at most by game time, but he will probably still be taking precautions in how handles the ball, and how he falls to the ground to prevent reaggravating it.

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