When Tom Brady went to the ground, clutching his knee in pain, on Wednesday afternoon, most Patriots fans immediately assumed the worst. A few hours later, though, things don’t seem quite so bad.
Brady suffered a knee injury during the first half of the Patriots’ joint practice with the Buccaneers on Wednesday. After much speculation, though, his knee injury is thought to be nothing more than a sprain and was deemed “not serious,” according to reports on Wednesday. Now, it appears the Patriots’ quarterback could even practice with his teammates on Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Patriots will re-examine Tom Brady in the morning, but one source said the quarterback is likely to practice Thursday.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2013
Brady will be reevaluated in the morning, but, in all likelihood, nothing unexpected will change from the cautionary exam. There’s still no telling if Brady will play in Friday’s preseason home opener against Tampa Bay, but the fact that he could practice, even in a walk-through, is at least a sign that everything is going to be alright.