Tom Brady downplays Achilles injury: ‘I feel great’

By Rachel Wold
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has not missed a game due to an injury since 2008. And the veteran has assured fans that an Achilles injury he is currently dealing with will not keep him from playing this Sunday.

“I feel great. I’m ready to go. I’ll be excited for Sunday,” Brady said, via CBS Boston. “It was good to get a little extra treatment and I feel great for this time of the year. It’ll be a fun week. It’s nothing to worry about.”

Those who own Brady in fantasy football leagues should be relieved.

As it pertains to the game, Brady is not taking this weekend’s home matchup against the Miami Dolphins lightly.

“They put good playmakers out there and you can’t relax for a play. It could be a strip-sack, a blitz and sack from one of the safeties. When they get going they play with a lot of confidence. “We have to play a good game.”

What a honest mindset Brady has. Heading into a game thinking a win will come naturally is a big mistake. Brady and the Patriots have yet to play the Dolphins this season. After this week’s game, the Patriots head to Miami in Week 14 to face the Dolphins again.

Over their last four contests, the Patriots have won three against Miami. Brady being healthy and on the field obviously gives the Patriots the best opportunity to advance to 9-2 on the season.