Evans Clinchy
Saturday January 21st, 2012

In a development that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears that Tom Brady will play Sunday in the New England Patriots' AFC title game showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.

Brady missed a practice earlier this week with a minor injury to his non-throwing shoulder, but he was back in action today and no longer listed on the team's injury report, according to the Associated Press. Pats coach Bill Belichick listed 17 players on the most recent report, but Brady wasn't one of them.

Brady sprained his left shoulder in a win over the Dolphins on Dec. 24. He's played through the injury, but he took a day off Wednesday to rest the shoulder. He returned Thursday and downplayed the absence in comments to the media. For the Ravens, safety Ed Reed remains the only injury concern -- he has an ankle injury and is probable to play Sunday against New England.

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