Brady Has Injured Foot But is Vowing to Play in Super Bowl
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was photographed in New York on Monday wearing a protective boot on his right foot.
Brady told a Boston radio station that he indeed is hurt but will be ready to play in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants a week from Sunday.
The NFL's most valuable player this season called the injury "nothing serious" on his regular radio appearance on WEEI.
"There are always kind of bumps and bruises," Brady told the station. "I'll be ready for the Super Bowl. I'm not missing this one. I'd have to be on a stretcher to miss this one. There will just be some treatment this week and, like I said, games like this you get a little nicked up. But it's nothing serious."
Brady apparently was hurt during Sunday's triumph over the San Diego Chargers in the AFC title game, although the injury was not mentioned after the game. Brady played the entire game but struggled, throwing three interceptions. He also walked to a postgame interview session. But on Monday, he was wearing the boot as he walked in Manhattan in the area of girlfriend Gisele Bundchen's apartment.
This will be Brady's fourth Super Bowl appearance. He also dealt with injury issues in the week leading up to his first Super Bowl, when he had a sprained ankle but played in the game.
Patriots Coach Bill Belichick gave his players Monday through Wednesday off. The team is to reconvene Thursday in Foxborough, Mass. The club's backup quarterback is Matt Cassel. The Patriots are one victory from becoming the second team in NFL history to go unbeaten in a season, and they're attempting to win their fourth Super Bowl in a span of seven years.
By Mark Maske |
January 22, 2008; 8:28 AM ET
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