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.