Tom Brady had an incredible performance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their Week 5 showdown against the Miami Dolphins, but it was not without any issue. Apparently, TB12 suffered a mysterious hand injury during Sunday’s game.
In his postgame presser after the dominant 45-17 victory, Brady showed up with his right hand wrapped up. Per Evan Closky of 10 Tampa Bay, the 44-year-old QB sustained the injury after he hit it on the helmet of a Dolphins defender at the end of a throw to Cameron Brate in the first half.
The veteran QB, however, played down the injury and eased any concerns about it. He called it a “football injury” before noting that he’s work through it and begin treatment immediately so it won’t hinder him in any way heading to Week 6.
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Despite dealing with the pain throughout the rest of the Week 5 contest, Tom Brady didn’t look like he was injured at all as he went on to record a career first. The Buccaneers QB threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, something that he has never done before in his 22-year-career–not even during his legendary stint with the New England Patriots.
Brady finished the contest completing 30 of his 41 passes, all while avoiding any interception.
The Buccaneers are now 4-1 on the season, and with the way Brady is playing, it doesn’t look like they will be stopping any time soon. Hopefully, though, Tom recovers quickly from his hand injury and be healthy in time as they visit the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday.