New England Patriots Tom Brady Misses Second Practice
November 25, 2016
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed a second straight practice on Thursday due to a knee injury, the Boston Herald reported, putting his availability for Sunday's game in jeopardy.
The origin of Brady's injury is unclear as he played the full game in Patriots' 30-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
It is suspected that the injury could be related to the hard, low hit Brady took two weeks ago from Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, although Brady indicated that was more of a quad injury and it wasn’t listed on last week’s report. Brady played every snap against the San Francisco 49ers and appeared to move around without issue.
Brady still has Friday to practice, and to be frank, he probably could inform head coach Bill Belichick 90 minutes before kickoff that he’s good to go even if he does miss his third straight practice.
The Patriots are set to play New York Jets on Sunday and the 39-year-old Brady would likely need to practice on Friday before playing in that contest. According to the Boston Herald, it has been at least eight years since a Patriots player has missed all three practices and played in a Sunday game.
Brady has been on a torrid pace since returning from his four-game suspension at the start the season.
The Patriots are tied for the top spot in AFC at 8-2.