New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left practice early today, because of an apparent knee injury. There has been no reports as to how serious this injury is, and for now, it is just a waiting game.
According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Brady’s left leg was rolled up on by left tackle Nate Solder, who was being driven back by Adrian Clayborn during an 11 on 11 drill. Brady walked to the sidelines under his own power before returning after missing only one play. Brady remained on the field for another five snaps before retreating to the sidelines again, before he left the practice field altogether.
He did jog off the field under his own power, there has been no official word as to the significance of the injury, and knowing the Patriots, we may not know for a little while.
Brady’s injured the same knee in the 2008 season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, where he tore his ACL and MCL which caused him to miss the rest of that season.
Patriots president Jonathan Kraft commented on Brady’s injury while he was on 98.5 Sports Hub, saying, “I don’t believe it’s serious but I do not know”.
Footage of the injury was captured by a fan, which can be viewed here.