New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not practice on Wednesday.
Brady is dealing with an Achilles injury; however, it is reportedly not serious. He is expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins and should be practicing by Friday at the latest, according to The Boston Globe’s Jim McBride.
Others who did not practice for the Patriots on Wednesday were wide receiver Chris Hogan (ankle), tight end Rob Gronkowski (illness), offensive linemen Marcus Cannon (ankle) and David Andrews (illness) and safety Patrick Chung (ankle).
Brady has not missed a game due to injury since tearing an ACL and MCL the first game of the 2008 season. At 40 years old, he appears to be the best active quarterback in the NFL. After a rough start to the season Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady has a great chance at winning his third MVP award.
He has completed 69 percent of his passes for 3,147 yards, 22 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Also, with a combined 74 points in their last two games, the Patriots appear to have gotten their offense back on track after not scoring more than 24 points for four consecutive games.
With the playoffs just more than a month away, the Patriots should not be hesitant to hold Brady out of practice for any reason the rest of the season.