Report: Patriots QB Tom Brady has ankle sprain, will be ready for playoffs
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is recovering from a sore ankle after taking a hit from Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during the second quarter of the Patriots’ 20–10 loss on Sunday.
Brady underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed a sprain, but no bone damage, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The team does not expect the veteran to miss any time.
Brady was standing in the pocket just after releasing a pass when Suh delivered the hit to his lower leg. Suh’s hit was not deemed malicious, as he had his helmet grabbed as he rushed towards Brady, causing him to come in low.
At the post-game press conference, Brady could be seen limping from the podium, using a wall to steady himself. He has no concerns about the injury, however, saying that he will be fine for the playoffs.
“I’m pretty sore,” Brady said after the game, “but it will be all right.”
The Patriots have a first-round bye and will play their first playoff game on Jan. 16.