After Tom Brady left practice on Wednesday afternoon with an apparent left knee injury, all of New England went into a frenzy for a couple of hours. And, rightfully so. Even the New England Patriots‘ naysayers had their fun, cracking jokes in the direction of Tim Tebow and saying how the organization would now have to flip the switch to Tebow Time.
Regardless, Brady was fine and he returned to the practice field on Thursday and now it looks like he will even play in the team’s preseason contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. The injury to Brady on Wednesday afternoon ironically took place during a joint practice when a member of the Buccaneers’ defensive line plowed into Brady’s left knee.
Brady was reportedly not wearing his knee brace during the injury, but he was seen on Thursday with it on and that’s expected to once again be the case on Friday night. Regardless, the Patriots have the plans on Friday night to use all three quarterbacks in their preseason game plan, but it remains to be seen just how much Brady will play.
All signs point to New England approaching this game as if Brady’s injury did not even occur on Wednesday, so Patriots’ fans can expect to see their star on the field, but look for Tebow and Ryan Mallett to handle the reigns of the offense for the most part.