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Report: Brady has three broken ribs

On CBS Sunday, Charlie Casserly reported what a lot of people have suspected over the last month: Tom Brady has been playing through broken ribs.

According to the Boston Globe, Casserly said Brady has three broken ribs. The injuries were believed to have occurred in Week Thirteen against the Dolphins.

UPDATE: Shalise Manza Young of the Providence Journal reports Brady actually broke the ribs in the preseason against Washington. Then Brady aggravated the injury against the Jets in Week Two.

The injuries obviously have had a long time to heal and Brady played one of his best games last week against the Jaguars. We’ll see if Bill Belichick takes Brady out early Sunday as a precaution.

The Patriots sat a number of starters because of injury precaution.