Patriots fans react to Brady's injury
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left the practice field limping Wednesday. A person familiar with the injury said Brady sprained his left knee and fans are not happy about it.
“He was clenching his knee, he was limping,” said one Pats fan.
A 7News viewer at training camp sent us cell phone video of when the contact happened.
“I saw a defensive end from Tampa Bay push Nate Solder over and rolled him up into Tom Brady’s leg,” said one fan.“He grabbed his knee and was rocking back and forth on the field.”
Brady finished the play before limping off the field. He did return a short time later, but after only a few plays, he left the field for a second and final time.
“He ran off the field, very quickly to the right. He never was seen again. It bummed my whole day out,” said another fan.
“When I saw him leave the second time, I pretty much thought the season’s over,” said one fan.
For fans and everyone around, the injury looked and felt eerily similar to the 2008 season opener when Brady tore his ACL and missed the entire season. 7News spoke to Nate Solder, the Pats offensive lineman who was pushed back into Brady, and running backs Legarrette Blount and Shane Vereen to get their reaction watching their quarterback limp off the field.
“Anytime someone goes down, we worry about it. So we’ll see what happens. I don’t know at this point,” said Solder.
“It’s football, you know. I mean, mistakes happen, you know, accidents happen. It’s football, you gonna continue to play, it’s just part of the game,” said Blount.
“Tom’s strong, he’s a good leader, he’s someone on the team that we need and we’ll find out,” Vereen.
The Patriots have not made an official comment on Brady’s condition.