On Friday, August 16, the Patriots announced that Tom Brady was cleared to play in the preseason game Friday night. Brady originally injured the left knee during a team scrimmage with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. After practicing Thursday without any setbacks, Tom Brady should be good to go for at least a quarter.
According to Albert Breer, the Patriots are likely to play all three quarterbacks in the preseason affair. Because Brady has no physical issues, there isn’t an increased chance of injury to Tom Brady’s left knee.
Tonight’s game against the Buccaneers will be very important for the Patriots’ backup quarterbacks. While the close call, scared fans and management alike, it should be of concern that anybody can go down at any point during the season. Tim Tebow will be looking to edge out Ryan Mallet for the second string position.
While it’s not likely that Tebow will surpass Mallet as the backup, it could be possible for Tim Tebow to move into the starting spot if something were to happen to Tom Brady.
Though it may seem like a big risk for Tom Brady to play in the game after sustaining an injury, it would be no different than if he was hurt in week 1 or 2. The Patriots also want to get the offense on the same page before the season starts.
Still, if he got hurt, the whole organization would take the blame.
The game is at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro Mass at 8:00 p.m.
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