New England Patriots

Sound the alarms. Push the red buttons. Open the bomb shelters. Tom Brady mysteriously missed his Wednesday press conference, and it’s apparently because he’s meeting with the Patriots medical staff. Repeat: the Patriots are reporting a Tom Brady injury.

I said stay [expletive] calm!!!

The Patriots tweeted shortly after Bill Belichick’s presser on Wednesday that Brady won’t meet with reporters. The PR staff added that he will appear on the injury report when it’s released later in the afternoon.

Tom Brady Injury: What Could It Be?

Expect a Tom Brady injury to show up on the Patriots' Wednesday injury report. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots looks on against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 24, 2017. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Brady missed several practices in the second half of the season as he battled injuries to both his Achilles and left shoulder. And that’s only what got reported. Brady also appeared to battle an injury to his throwing hand at times. (UPDATE: Called it. Brady appeared on the Patriots’ Wednesday injury report as a limited participant with a right hand issue.)

But all joking aside, Brady’s mystery injury is likely not serious. Certainly not as bad as the Patriots’ cryptic tweeting indicates. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe is a clear voice of reason in this regard. Howe also reminded his followers that this isn’t the first time Brady pushed back his Wednesday media availability on a day he missed practice due to an injury. So it’s possible that the Patriots simply wanted to give reporters the heads-up and make everything easier for everyone.

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But of course, nothing’s ever going to be easy with the specter of a Tom Brady injury. So the overreactions shall commence. Ultimately, expect Brady to be fine for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. And we’ll find out his laundry list of injuries at some point after the season.

— By Matt Dolloff,

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