New England Patriots

Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady points at the line during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff,

Tom Brady popped up out of nowhere on the Patriots’ injury report Wednesday, but it doesn’t sound like a real concern at this point.

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Brady’s calf injury “isn’t anything to worry about going forward.” If he’s still on the report Friday, it would mark the first time since last Nov. 23 – also against the Jets – that Brady were listed with an injury. He was dealing with a knee injury and illness last November.

This is Tom Brady we’re talking about, here, so there’s no concern whatsoever about him missing Sunday’s game against the Jets at Gillette Stadium. It remains to be seen whether the calf affects the way he throws the ball, but even a diminished Brady should be able to shepherd the Pats to an easy win over the 0-2 Jets with third-string quarterback Luke Falk opposite him.

Since becoming the starter in 2001, Brady has missed time only twice: his ACL tear in 2008, and his four-game suspension in 2016. So obviously, it’ll take something unusual and severe to keep him off the field.

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