BOSTON (CBS) – New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is nursing a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder, according to a report.
NFL Network’s Bert Breer, a frequent guest on 98.5 The Sports Hub, is reporting Brady sprained his acromioclavicular joint during the Patriots 27-24 win over the Dolphins on Christmas Eve, and has been on a set schedule to ensure the shoulder heals properly.
Brady was held out of practice on Wednesday, part of the rest regimen to prevent any further inflammation to the shoulder. While Brady has missed days of practice during the week leading up to games, he has not missed any game time because of the injury.
One source told Breer that Brady’s condition has gradually improved.
The sprain normally takes a six-week process to return to full strength.
New England hosts the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship game.
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