Patriots' Tom Brady Dealing With A Minor Injury

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is pressured by Victor Butler #57 of the Dallas Cowboys on October 16, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New England Patriots defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-16. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Tom Brady's name doesn't appear anywhere on the New England Patriots injury report but he is playing with a minor injury, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. Brady has a bone bruise in his right arm near his elbow ever since he was hit in a game against the Dallas Cowboys about a month ago.

Bedard talks to an athletic trainer who says the injury is "definitely manageable" and also reports that Brady's been wearing a black band under the elbow.

"It could affect his release because the triceps tendon attaches right there, you have all your forearm muscles there, your extensors and flexors to hold a football. If you get a bone bruise, he'd accommodate his release a little bit to accommodate the bone bruise. Sometimes you wear the band because it feels good, and if it feels good, you're going to play better.''

The bottomline is that he's been playing with this and he's still been playing quite well. So there's no reason to think this will have an affect on the game.

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