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Brady practices with brace over knee

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore a brace over his injured left knee during practice Thursday and plans to play Friday, according to ESPN.com.

Though Brady was not planning to talk to reporters after practice, ESPN cited sources that the veteran quarterback planned to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their preseason game.

The two teams held another joint practice Thursday.

A preliminary report from an MRI taken on Brady's knee showed no damage. Brady has described the injury as a bruise. Some reports have stated that it is a sprain.

Brady was hurt Wednesday when Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn pushed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder into Brady after he threw a pass.

"He basically got kicked," a source told ESPN. "It isn't like his knee collapsed or somebody rolled up on him. Is there a chance he could be sore and they decide to hold him out of practice? Yeah. Could they decide he shouldn't play in the game? Probably. But they could also decide it's just soreness and he needs to work it out. It's really nothing."

Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Bucs coach Greg Schiano told players not to make contact with the quarterbacks during practice drills.

Brady had surgery on the same knee in 2008 to repair a torn ACL. He was injured during the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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