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According to Pro Football Weekly, a source close to the Patriots says that Tom Brady has tennis elbow.
Eric Edholm, of PFW, looked more in-depth to what tennis elbow was:
Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow, according to the official website of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. It most often comes as a result of overuse.
Typically, surgery is not needed for tennis elbow, a common ailment in athletes, unless it is chronically persistent. Brady should be able to play through the injury readily provided he can tolerate the pain.
On the season, Brady has passed for 3,266 yards and 25 touchdowns. His 10 interceptions, are more than double then what No. 12 had last season.
PFW said that the source indicated the Patriots are resting Brady more now in practice than in previous weeks.
Brady’s former throwing coach Tom Martinez, who is battling health issues, had this to say about Brady, in the Boston Herald:
“He’s kind of holding back a little bit on some of the throws,” Martinez said. “You can see a couple of the throws, he doesn’t have the same velocity. One of the things I would tell him, put a little more extension on the throw, so you’re extending your arm more toward the target.”
The Patriots will take on the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday at 4:15 p.m.