New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a sprained right ankle during the 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium yesterday according to an MRI taken Monday morning.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter was told by sources Brady suffered an ankle sprain after an MRI taken earlier this morning. The source also told Schefter the MRI didn’t reveal any breaks or fractures. Albert Breer of NFL Media confirmed this afternoon he was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.
Tom Brady underwent MRI on ankle that revealed a sprain but no breaks, no fractures, per league source. Expected to be ready for playoffs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2016
A late hit by Dolphins’ defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh bent Brady awkwardly which was a scary scene for Patriots fans during the second quarter yesterday. Brady’s ankle was checked by medical staff and taped on the sidelines after the hit.
Brady returned to the game, but the Patriots’ offense struggled to have any production while Brady was battered and harassed behind his struggling offensive line. After the loss to the Dolphins, Brady said he was feeling “pretty sore but it will be all right”.
“I’ll just work hard to get the right treatment,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on sports radio WEEI on Monday morning. “I’ve always dealt with injuries. I’m very confident I know how to deal with injuries. Believe me, I’ll be doing everything I can to be out there. There is nothing else in my life that’s a priority at this point other than getting to feel like I’m 100 percent.”
The Patriots are on a bye week, which gives them 12 days to get rested, healthy and focused for the playoffs on Jan. 16 in Gillette Stadium.