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UPDATE (11:00 p.m.) – Tom Brady practiced later in the day with the team and was placed on the team’s injury report in the same spot as usual: probable with a right shoulder injury. He is expected to start for the team on Sunday.
The driver in the other vehicle involved in the crash has a poor driving record, and was cited after police said he ran a red light into the way of Brady’s Audi. The Jaws of Life were used in the crash…but to extract a 49-year-old man from the other vehicle, a red minivan. Brady refused treatment at the scene and proceeded on to Gillette Stadium to meet with team doctors.
Brady had an eventful day in all, as he agreed to a new four-year deal with the Patriots worth $19 million per season, making him the highest paid player in NFL history in terms of per-year salary.
Read on for SoB’s report earlier in the day…
Sources have told WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan that Patriots quarterback was involved in a multi-car accident in Boston on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street on Thursday morning. Brady was reportedly “shaken” in the crash, and initial reports said crews had to use the Jaws of Life to free him from his vehicle. The other vehicles involved were an Audi with New Jersey plates and a Ford minivan.
According to a new picture on WBZTV.com, it would appear the Jaws of Life were not used to free Brady, though that’s just speculation based on the photo. He’s seen standing outside his car, and it would appear he’s OK. Witnesses told Channel 5 that Brady was driving his vehicle and was broadsided by a red car.
The reports also said there was a pole down at the scene, which is located in a potentially confusing intersection for some inexperienced Boston drivers. Many of the roads in the Back Bay area are one-ways, so knowing how to navigate through Comm. Ave, Newbury Street, and Boylston Street can be helpful.
Channel 7’s Joe Amorosino reported that Brady may have suffered whiplash or another neck injury in the crash, but the QB refused to go to the hospital despite initial reports placed him at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. ESPNBoston.com reported that Brady went on to see team doctors at Gillette Stadium. As a result, we can hopefully believe he’s OK and he’ll be available for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. More on this as it develops.