He first dinged it during the October 1 game against Carolina, one of the many hits he endured in that game. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, he has played through the same injury before and will try playing through it in NY.
The Jets defense looks to hit Tom Brady the way they did with Jaguars QB Blake Bortles.
Brady (left shoulder) and Gronkowski (thigh) were limited participants in Thursday's practice session, as were running back Rex Burkhead (ribs), cornerback Stephon Gilmore (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (knee), linebacker Elandon Roberts (ankle), special teamer Matthew Slater (hamstring).
Brady is 40-years-old and has never taken a beating like this in his football life.
The Jets return to MetLife Stadium Sunday and will welcome the defending Super Bowl Champions.
Asked how he was doing after the game, Brady said he was fine.
The squeaky clean Brady image took a hit in 2015, as the infamous, some would say petty, deflategate scandal dominated National Football League headlines for over a year. "We know that he's the head of the offense, so if we can get to him and affect him as much as possible, we can affect the game". As always, one of the best performers for the Patriots will likely be Tom Brady.
"Some guys have gotten lucky", Bowles said of the high Patriots sack numbers.
Despite the Jets being a decent team against fantasy quarterbacks so far, Brady has continued to show that is as close to matchup proof as you can get. "He's still back there and he's throwing. We have to go out there and play extremely fast, extremely hard, but most of all we have to play extremely smart as a team, collectively". He's having one of the best years he's ever had.
"I think correlation can be made between a lot of different things with statistics and so forth", Brady said.