Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady insists that injury will not hold him back from appearing in his team’s next game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night. Brady injured his thumb on his right throwing hand, and believes that he was fortunate enough to escape serious injury.
With 2:30 minutes left on the clock in the first half, Brady hit his thumb on the helmet of a defender. Still, the veteran quarterback played through the pain, an act that resulted in the rest of the team and the coaching staff remaining unaware of his injury until the half-time break.
“I didn’t [know]. But he’s a tough guy obviously, one of the most durable players we’ve seen. He looked normal to me, so I didn’t know he was injured,” wide receiver Mike Evans revealed after hearing about Brady’s injury.
Brady continued participating in team practices following his injury, albeit to a limited extent. At Monday’s practice, Brady wore a glove on his right hand and did not throw any passes. Brady upped his involvement during Tuesday’s practice, with coach Bruce Arians stating that the 44-year-old did not express any pain when throwing passes.