Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned from reconstructive knee surgery this season after getting knocked out for the year in the first quarter of week one last season. That knee has been the least of his medical problems this year. The bad news began in the preseason where Brady supposedly hurt his shoulder after being driven into the turf by Albert Haynesworth. Since then, he’s been listed on the injury report for having problems with his shoulder, finger, and ribs. It’s been reported that he’s been playing with a broken finger and now reports say he’s been playing with three broken ribs the entire season. The report says he incurred the injury in the preseason against the Redskins which makes me think the Albert Haynesworth hit did more than just hurt Brady’s shoulder. Take a look at the Tom Brady/Albert Haynesworth hit video and let me know what you think:
It definitely looks to me like that could have gotten the job done considering Haynesworth nailed Brady squarely in the ribs on his left side. Anyone who’s seen Brady play this year can tell that he’s not at full strength but just the fact that he still managed to post a Pro Bowl season with all these injuries is quite impressive. Wes Welker’s knee injury is bad news though — they might not be able to overcome that.