Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is back at practice today for the first time since cutting the thumb on his throwing hand before last week’s preseason game.
“It’s good to be back with the team,” Brady said. “I feel good. I was ready to go, had everything on and was just trying to get something out of my shoe, and the scissors slipped, and it was just a silly accident.”
Brady believes he could have played with the cut, but Bill Belichick told him not to risk aggravating it.
“I wanted to go and Coach said it’s probably best, for what I was going to do, to just take it easy,” Brady said. “So that’s what I ended up doing. I wish I could have played. I’ve been missing playing. I want to get out there with my teammates and I feel like that’s what my job is, my responsibility, to be out there with my team. It was tough not to be out there.”
Brady will have to get used to not being out there while he sits out the first four games of the season.