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Tom Brady leaves Patriots practice early with apparent left knee injury

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady limped off the practice field on Wednesday with a reported knee injury. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady limped off the practice field on Wednesday with an apparent left knee injury. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady limped off the field Wednesday afternoon with an apparent left knee injury, according to tweets from the MMQB's Greg Bedard.

The two-time NFL MVP, who turned 36 earlier in August, had been participating in 11-on-11 drills when he fell to the ground after an incomplete sideline pass to rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson. According to ESPNBoston.com reporter Mike Reiss, no contact was made with Brady, but he was seen on the ground holding his left knee. He got up, limped off the field and then returned for one more play, which earned him a big cheer from the crowd of approximately 8,000 people in attendance.

Brady then consulted with head coach Belichek, head athletic trainer Jim Whalen and offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels before limping off the field on his own. The knee that he held while on the ground is the same knee where he tore his ACL that caused him to miss most of the 2008 season.

The Patriots play the Bucs on Aug. 16 and kick off their season with a matchup on the road against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 8.

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