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FOXBOROUGH — Though he understands why it happened, Tom Brady didn’t want all of the fuss surrounding the left knee injury he suffered in practice last Wednesday, downplaying the incident and saying he and his teammates have endured worse.
“You guys were all there,” Brady said Monday. “Things come up in practice a lot of times, it’s certainly a physical game, different guys get knocked around at different times, I got knocked around, and like I said earlier today, we tried to be smart about what we were doing, I had to go and get some treatment and get to work. That’s what I like to do most.”
The Patriots quarterback took a tumble when Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn bull-rushed Nate Solder back into him. Brady sat on the grass for several moments holding his left knee, then left the field with head trainer Jim Whelan.