“I’m good,” Brady told the media when asked about his shoulder. “I’m not worried about it.”
“I’ll be there Sunday,” he added. “Don’t worry about that. I’ll be there.”
Brady injured his shoulder against the Carolina Panthers and re-aggravated it against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per a report by CSNNE’s Mike Giardi. The injury is considered minor and Brady doesn’t think his injury is different from anyone else at this stage of the season.
“I think everybody [plays through pain],” Brady said. “I mean, there’s a lot of bumps and bruises over the course of a year. So, I’m not concerned.”
The Patriots travel to face the Jets and their ferocious defensive line. Fortunately, the Jets are much better at stopping the run than rushing the quarterback, which should give Brady a brief reprieve after getting battered the past few weeks.
Next week is also another opportunity for the offensive line to step up and start playing at a higher level, but don’t expect Brady to throw them under the bus.
“I think we’re all trying to get on the same page all the time,” Brady said about the offensive line. “I think those guys have done a great job, I really do. I mean, I think they’re fighting their butts off on every play.”