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Bruschi: Not worried about Brady

12/30/2011

ESPN Boston Patriots analyst Tedy Bruschi was on Mike and Mike on ESPN Radio this morning and was asked about Tom Brady’s left shoulder injury, which has been a hot topic the last couple of days. Bruschi explains why he thinks it’s “not a cause for concern for New England fans.”

“Every year in Tom’s career, he starts to get banged up a little bit [late in the season],” Bruschi said. “Everyone on the team starts to get banged up. You saw the shot he took from [Elvis] Dumervil in Denver, where it decleated him. And Cameron Wake got him a time or two last week.

“So you start to break down a little bit as a quarterback, as a running back, as a linebacker, it affects your game a little bit. What Tom’s always been great at is maintenance. He always will wear the protective braces or get the extra treatment. Playoff times comes around this guy [uses] no excuses. He’s going to be ready to play for this team.”

Bruschi also talked some about the Patriots defense and how it might perform in the playoffs.