Bucs fans caught their breath for a few seconds in the second quarter on Sunday, when QB Tom Brady appeared to injury his throwing hand. On a pass under duress, Brady hit his right hand off Dolphins DT Christian Wilkins’ helmet. After a media timeout, the Bucs starter resumed play without concern. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Brady is dealing with a thumb injury, but should be fine for Thursday night against the Eagles.

Late in the fourth quarter, with Blaine Gabbert in the game, Brady was seen icing his hand on the bench. The star quarterback appeared in front of the media after the game with a small bandage on his hand.

“In my younger days, I probably would never have showed you guys that I wrapped it up,” Brady said. “I probably would’ve tried to keep it a secret. I think in my older age, I don’t care as much. It’s just kind of just a football injury. I’ll do my best to get ready for this game. So we’ll see what happens.”

Brady threw for 411 yards and five touchdowns, with much of the production coming after the injury. The future Hall of Famer has not missed a game due to injury since 2008. Brady should be set to make his 22nd regular season start as a Buccaneer on Thursday Night Football. The 4-1 Bucs will travel to Philadelphia to play the 2-3 Eagles in Week 6.

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11 days ago

Brady is an old school player, the kind of player that plays through injury. Unlike the NFL today where if a guy gets an infected hangnail on his toe, he’s out. I guess big contracts have a lot to do with it.

11 days ago

It obviously was not affecting his throws but I was cool with him coming out . No need to run the score up and risk more injury etc.

11 days ago

There’s a difference btw 2 hours after an injury and playing through it and the next day effect. Look at Gronk. Not the same severity but he was out there right after he got hit playing through it then obviously out for weeks. It could be an issue with accuracy with kickoff only 3 days from now.

11 days ago

This man played through a torn thumb in the AFC Championship. This injury is nothing compared to that. Of course he will play.