Tom Brady's Shoulder Injury Flared Up In The Super Bowl, According To Report

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI and it sounds like Brady was playing in some pain. Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports that Brady aggravated a previous shoulder sprain when he was sacked by Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck during the Super Bowl.

Brady suffered the injury during the regular season and it cost him a little bit of practice time. Same goes for the week leading up to the AFC Championship game against the Ravens.

On the play in question -- video of it is here -- you can tell Brady's right shoulder takes a pretty clean shot and then the shoulder in question on the left side has a few hundred pounds driving it into the ground. He's a little slow to get up and looks like a guy that just took a big hit.

Shortly after that play, backup QB Brian Hoyer started warming up before Brady told him to sit back down. Considering his prior history with the injury, it makes sense that Brady would be in a lot of pain. He ended the game completing seven of his last 17 passes.

The injury isn't anything long term -- it's just a sprain. So he's good to go this offseason.

For more on the Patriots, check out SB Nation's Pats Pulpit.

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.