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Tom Brady has heavily bandaged injured thumb, ‘will be fine’ in Week 6 vs. Eagles

The star quarterback is worth monitoring on a short week for the Bucs. He was a limited participant at practice on Tuesday.

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Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks to pass during the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
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Tuesday update: The Bucs are headed back to practice and Brady is wearing a sizable bandage on his throwing hand thumb. Brady was a limited participant at practice on Tuesday as a result. We’ll see if he has an injury designation heading into TNF vs. the Eagles.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says Tom Brady “will be fine” to go against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night despite the quarterback dealing with an injury to his throwing thumb. Brady threw five touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in a Week 5 win and has shown no signs of age slowing him down but the thumb could pose a problem on a short week.

Arians did say Brady may have been limited in practice if the Bucs had held a full session, which means Thursday’s strategy could have more emphasis on the run game and shorter throws. That bodes well for fantasy managers with Leonard Fournette, Giovani Bernard, Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown. In the unlikely event Brady cannot go, the Buccaneers will turn to Blaine Gabbert to lead the team against the Eagles.

Brady has thrown for 1,767 yards and 15 touchdowns through five games, putting him on pace for 6,007 passing yards and 51 passing touchdowns for the 17-game season.