Tom Brady says he’s a “pretty fast healer,” knee getting better

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is still doing big things, but he’s still a 39-year-old quarterback.

So while he’s sore, and his knee clearly isn’t 100 percent, he said Monday he didn’t think it would be a long-term issue.

During his weekly radio interview with Jim Gray of Westwood One last night, Brady said he thought he’d be fine by Sunday’s game against the Rams.

I expect it to heal,” Brady said, via Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. “I’m a pretty fast healer. I hope I don’t have to deal with it much longer. I might be the fastest 39-year-old healer that you know.”

Brady missed some practice time last week because of the knee, but recovered to beat the Jets for his 200th career victory, tying him with Peyton Manning for the league record (which we’re guessing he’ll break). But he also said it was a “long week” of treatment in order to play.

During another interview on WEEI yesterday he declared progress.

It’s better than last Monday, so I’m very happy about that,” he said of his knee. “Hopefully I’ll be feeling a lot better than yesterday come Sunday.”

Brady’s clearly in some discomfort, and there’s a reasonable concern about his situation. The possibility of bringing quarterback Jacoby Brissett back from injured reserve would also be another sign that there’s at least some concern about his ability to hold up for another five weeks plus the playoffs.

29 responses to “Tom Brady says he’s a “pretty fast healer,” knee getting better

  1. It’s hard to imagine life w/o Brady. In a perfect world he retires a Patriot. He helped bring joy to those of us who paid our dues with 40 years of bad teams and bad luck. Tom may be the GOAT but my 2 favorite Pats are still Grogan & Troy Brown, in no particular order.

  2. “I expect it to heal,” Brady said, via Phil Perry of CSNNE.com. “I’m a pretty fast healer. I hope I don’t have to deal with it much longer. I might be the fastest 39-year-old healer that you know.”
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    Peyton’s HGH dealer disagrees Tom…

  3. I’m a firm believer in what Brady is saying about healing, because of the way he eats and treats his body, not because I’m a Pats fan.

    I might not have said that a year ago though. However I went on a food program that eliminates most of the things that cause inflammation in the body. It allows your body to reset your metabolism and your body then processes foods differently. your immune system doesn’t need to fight off the inflammation caused by foods that affect you, so it’s ready to do the job when you need it to.

    I’m in my late 50’s and haven’t felt better in years. Now when I do something very strenuous and out of the ordinary I’m not lame/sore for for 4 or 5 days….I’m stiff when I get up the next day, maybe a little sore later in the day, and by day 2 I’ve fully recovered. And I’m sure Brady is way better at this food stuff than me.

    I wish I had done this 20 years ago.

  4. Wouldn’t worry about swelling. Just have the equipment guys deflate it….

  5. Brady takes care of his body through a strict dietary and workout regime that may be better than what any other player in the league maintains.

    That serves him well when he’s injured.

  6. I firmly believe he’s using HGH or something similar. I don’t honestly care that he is. But only Pats fans are naive enough to think he isn’t. They actually believe that it’s perfectly natural to improve every year after the age of 35. Coincidentally that’s the year they drafted Jimmy G to eventually replace Brady. Just a coincidence though.

  7. Seahawk fans should know all about HGH, since so many of their players have actually tested positive for it.

  8. Brady’s tearing it up at 39….
    Now it’s HGH that’s doing it…
    But no, I thought it was deflated footballs…
    But no, it was filming of other teams….
    But no, it was extended helmet communications…
    But no, it was stealing the other teams play books…
    But no, I thought it was knowing the other teams signals…
    BUT, BUT, BUT,…..
    I know…. He’s really bionic….nahhhh, I guess he is the GOAT after all!!!
    REALITY…such a hard term to come to grips with for so many tin foil hat wearers out there!!!
    …win 201 coming up next….wonder how many more records will FALL by the time he retires in 4-5 more years??!!… I’m betting A LOT!!!!

  9. “I firmly believe he’s using HGH or something similar. ”

    All that says is you are totally and utterly clueless when it comes to Brady.

    His dietary regime is well known, incredibly strict and if you think someone who is so extremely careful with their body would put something like HGH in it you don’t have the slightest idea of what you’re talking about.

  10. There’s so few things we can rely on these days that it’s comforting to know that in addition to Brady’s excellence Pats fans can still count on Squawks, Faiders, Carolina Kittens, Iggles and Ewes fans to still be mad bros and Jests, fish, Billdos and Squealers fans to display their visceral insecurities. Keep plugging kids, we count on you for both the cheap entertainment and the tears we float on.

  11. GH much Tom?

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    What would really be miraculous would be if his wife actually took it and he healed by co-habitation. No wait, that has happened before.

  12. My favorite trolls are the trolls from PIT and MIA – one team routinely gets taken out behind the woodshed by NE when it matters most and the other has sucked for so long that it never even matters.

  13. “Tom Brady is going to fall off a cliff, coyote style.”

    – Max Kellerman

    **December of 2017 is officially when he’s supposed to be finished according to Max…

    Has it already started?

  14. grabgrabgrab says:
    Nov 29, 2016 8:09 PM
    “Tom Brady is going to fall off a cliff, coyote style.”

    – Max Kellerman

    Is there a bigger waste of the airwaves than Max Kellerman? How does this guy have a job on TV in the first place?

  15. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    Nov 30, 2016 10:35 AM
    grabgrabgrab says:
    Nov 29, 2016 8:09 PM
    “Tom Brady is going to fall off a cliff, coyote style.”

    – Max Kellerman

    Is there a bigger waste of the airwaves than Max Kellerman? How does this guy have a job on TV in the first place?

    ***********

    Probably because he’s smarter than both of us put together.

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