Tom Brady's thumb injury not expected to hamper QB for 'TNF' vs. Eagles

Tom Brady wasn’t slowed by a thumb injury suffered early in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and won’t be restricted on a short week.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Brady should be good to go for Thursday night’s bout with the Philadelphia Eagles, per a source informed of the situation.

Brady threw for 411 yards and five passing TDs in Sunday’s win. It was the first time in his 22-year career he’s thrown for 400-plus yards and 5 TDs.

During the game, TB12 was seen icing his hand on the sideline. After the win, Brady showed up to his press conference with a wrap on his hand.

“In my younger days, I probably would have never showed you guys,” Brady said, via ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “I’d probably try to keep it a secret. But, I think, at my old age, I don’t care so much. It’s just kind of a football injury, so I’ll do my best to get ready for this game — we’ll see what happens.”

Given that the injury happened early and didn’t restrict the 44-year-old QB in the least, it’s not a surprise Brady’s status, even on a short week, isn’t in doubt.

“Whenever it happened, it happened early, so it didn’t affect him too much,” coach Bruce Arians said, chuckling.

Brady’s health will be something to monitor in the days ahead, as will the status of linebacker Lavonte David. The veteran suffered a low-ankle sprain in the win that will sideline him for Week 6, Rapoport noted. He will be considered week-to-week after that.

The 4-1 Bucs head to Philly to take on the 2-3 Eagles on Thursday Night Football.

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