Not only did Tom Brady survive last week's injury scare, he came out against the Buccaneers in Friday's preseason game and looked like, well, Tom Brady. By the time he was done in less than a half of work, he was a laser-like 11 of 12 for 107 yards and a touchdown. And on Monday, Brady further assuaged concerns that he wasn't completely healthy.
During his weekly radio spot on WEEI, the future Hall of Famer said that he knew pretty quickly that he wasn't seriously injured when teammate Nate Solder fell on his left knee.
“There are a lot of people at practice that were witnessing,” Brady said (via the Boston Herald). “If that was a Wednesday or Thursday practice during the regular season, you’d probably never hear anything about it. But it’s just obviously the nature of Twitter and all that social media and stuff.
“It happens on the practice field. It happens on the game field. You see so many injuries that have happened over the course of this preseason, so football is not for the faint of heart. You get bumps and bruises, and hopefully nothing is too serious, and you can just bounce back from it and move on.”
Five years ago, then-Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard collapsed that very same left knee and Brady was lost for the season. But the Patriots' quarterback said he was never afraid that he had re-injured it against the Bucs.
“I wouldn’t say frightened,” Brady said. “You’re just wondering what happened because I didn’t obviously see anything. You just feel something and then you react. I went back in really to finish the period out that we had going, and then just talked to coach (Bill) Belichick and our trainer and figured just try to be safe. I felt bad it caused more of a media story than it actually was worthy of because I hate to really draw attention in that sort. But we were really just trying to be smart.”