Tom Brady wasn’t 100 % healthful this season.
The Patriots quarterback played through an MCL sprain through the widespread season that took him a pair weeks to beat, in step with NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources.
But the good news is Brady has completely recovered heading into the divisional spherical playoffs when the Patriots face the Chargers after resting his knee through the bye. Additionally, there is no structural injury in his knee and the Patriots have not received any medical plans for Brady after this season.
From @gmfb Weekend: #Patriots QB Tom Brady, as quickly as dealing an MCL sprain, is healthful now… whereas TE Rob Gronkowski will weigh retirement after the season. pic.twitter.com/Phi1THkOCq
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2019
The 41-year-old quarterback initially injured his knee Nov. 11 in the direction of the Titans in Week 10 and stayed on the injury report until Week 15. Despite the setback, Brady didn’t miss a sport through the 2018 season as he started in all 16.
“I was on the injury report for I think three or four weeks with a knee, but I’ve been practicing every day since I came off that, and I feel great,” Brady acknowledged late in December (per NFL.com). “I really do. Everyone has little bumps and bruises.”
The 41-year-old quarterback enters Sunday’s divisional playoff sport having thrown for 4,355 yards and ending 65.8 % of his passes as he led New England to an 11-5 file.
The Patriots will host the Chargers at Gillette Stadium with kickoff set for 1:05 ET Sunday.