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According to multiple reports from the New England Patriots joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left the practice field after suffering an apparent left knee injury.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the MRI on Brady's knee was negative and the team considers him to be day-to-day.
MRI on Patriots QB Tom Brady's knee was negative and he now is considered day to day, per ESPN source with knowledge of injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 14, 2013
Brady had thrown an incomplete pass to rookie wide receiver Aaron Dobson and was knocked to the ground when he was run into by left tackle Nate Solder, who had been bull-rushed by Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Brady grabbed at his left knee and limped off the field for one play before returning to finish out the drill. Brady was able to jog off the field on his own power and headed to the locker room after meeting with head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and head trainer Jim Whalen.
Any injury to Brady is obviously a major concern for the Patriots. The team figures to be extra cautious as Brady missed nearly the entire 2008 season with a torn ACL in his left knee. However, with a whole new receiving corps, there is a limit to how cautious the team can be as this is a critical time for Brady and the receivers to work on their chemistry.
If Brady does miss any practice time, 2011 third-round pick Ryan Mallett will get the first-team reps on offense ahead of third-string quarterback Tim Tebow.
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