Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had an MRI on his left shoulder this week and was diagnosed with an AC Joint sprain, according to NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi. The question now is – will Brady miss any time from the injury, which originally occurred against the Panthers and was re-aggravated last Thursday against the Buccaneers?
Brady is 40-years-old and has never taken a beating like this in his football life. Brady has been sacked 16 times so far this season and has been under constant pressure, having to hold the football a bit longer without the underneath security blanket of Julian Edelman.
Aside from when Brady missed nearly the entire 2008 season due to an ACL and MCL tear in Week 1 against the Chiefs, he has been remarkably durable. During a time when almost all quarterback’s bodies break down (late 30s, early 40s), Brady has not missed a game he has been eligible to play in since that 2008 season.
He will not miss this Sunday’s game against the Jets either, and the Patriots and Brady fantasy football owners catch a bit of a break as the Jets’ defense is not exactly outstanding when it comes to rushing the quarterback. The Jets have registered just seven sacks this season, the second worst mark in the NFL.
It might be a good idea to stash Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo if you have any type of roster room, however, as old man Brady is “due” to miss a game or two one of these days.