Ever since that horrible day in 2008 when New England Patriots fans had to witness Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard end Tom Brady's season with a blow to the knee, they've always been very concerned and often times overreact to any injury Brady may have.
On Friday, we got word of the mystery left shoulder injury Brady sustained against the Miami Dolphins.
According to multiple sources close to the NFL Network's Albert Breer, the Patriots quarterback has been diagnosed with with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. This sort of injury requires at least six weeks of rest and treatment in order for the player to return to full strength.
Brady reportedly sustained the injury in Week 16 against the Dolphins when he took a hit on his left shoulder in the Patriots 27-24 win over Miami. Brady sustained what is called a sprained acromioclavicular joint in his left shoulder, an area near the top of the shoulder.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has given Brady every Wednesday off to help rest the injury ever since he sustained the injury. Because of his limited practices, Brady hasn't had to miss any games because of the injury. Despite the injury, Brady has been taken off the team's injury report and is expected to play in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens.