New England Patriots QB Tom Brady suffered a dangerously low hit from Seattle Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor. There was no malintent, but the safety came in low around the edge and appeared to hit Brady right above the knee. Brady did not miss any time, although he admit he was sore after the game. Chancellor was flagged for roughing the passer.
Brady joined Westwood One Radio on Monday and gave a status update on his body.
“I'm pretty in tune at this point with my body,” Brady said, via ESPN. “I know exactly what I feel. I knew it wasn't my knee, so that was good.”
The injury was called a “right quad ailment.”
“I'm sore,” Brady added. “But I'll be ready to go next week. Just some good treatment like I always get from my buddy Alex [Guerrero], and I'll be good to go. ... It's part of football. Everyone is playing with bumps and bruises this time of year. I'm no different. So I'll get my treatment this week, get out there and practice, and be ready to go. ...
“Just dealing with bumps and bruises. I'm fine with those over the course of the football season because it's a physical sport. you're going to take hits. You got to be able to withstand those, especially when you play a big, physical defense like Seattle's. Six days to prepare for our next game [in San Francisco], and I'll need all six of those to get ready. We're going to have to rebound. We're going to have to go out and play better against San Fran than we did against Seattle.”
Brady shouldn’t miss any time, although his mobility might not be great next week against the San Francisco 49ers.
In addition to the injury to Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski’s availability next week is in jeopardy due to his chest injury. The Patriots could be limping into San Francisco.
We’re just glad the injury isn’t considered anything serious.