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Tom Brady dealing with thumb injury but won’t miss Eagles vs. Buccaneers game

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By: Brandon Lee Gowton

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The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be dodging Tom Brady when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town for Thursday Night Football this week.

Brady suffered a thumb injury during the Bucs’ Week 5 win but he’s expected to be able to play.

Brady was seen wearing a wrap on his thumb during his postgame press conference.

“In my younger days, I would probably never show you guys that I wrapped it up because I’d try to keep it a secret,” Brady said. “But I’m older, I don’t care as much. It’s just kind of a football injury. I’ll do my best to get ready for this game, see what happens.”

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It’s not exactly clear when the injury happened but it sure didn’t prevent Brady from going off against the Miami Dolphins. The 44-year-old 73.2% of his attempts for 411 yards (10.0 average), five touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 144.4 passer rating in Sunday’s blowout win.

The Eagles won’t mind if Brady’s thumb gives him some issues on Thursday night. Maybe throw an errant pass or two. Maybe drop a pass on a trick play. Maybe fumble the ball away to lose the game. You know.

Philly’s defense bounced back in Week 5 but facing Brady and the reigning Super Bowl champions is a lot different than taking on Sam Darnold and the Panthers.

Originally posted on Bleeding Green Nation