If the Patriots are following Brandon Spikes on Twitter, he probably gave them a good scare Tuesday.
According to a series of tweets, Spikes went to play basketball with a friend. About an hour later, he was apparently injured and taken to get an MRI.
On Wednesday, Drew Rosenhaus, Spikes' agent, told Pro Football Talk that Spikes did not undergo an MRI and is in "perfect" health.
Here are the tweets from Tuesday:
@bspikes55 (Spikes): Just finished working out with @deedeefbaby bout to go play on the hardwood.
@deedeefbaby: "Haha @bspikes55 so busy tryna be Jordan and busted his a--"
@deedeefbaby: "Whoa, @bspikes55 ain't getting up."
@deedeefbaby: "yo taking @bspikes55 to get an MRI. Waiting for them to put him in the car. Didn't know how serious it was"
Whether Spikes was injured or not, good to see that he eventually got some help.
Former Ravens and Jets linebacker - now an "NFL Today" analyst for CBS - Bart Scott usually "can't wait" to make his disdain for Tom Brady and the Patriots known.
He was back at it Tuesday in an interview with CBS Radio's Damon Amendolara, in which he said the Falcons have the better quarterback heading into Super Bowl LI.
“We know they’re the better offense, and right now, you could say they got the better quarterback because they have the MVP of the league,” Scott said. Ryan is the favorite to win the NFL MVP, which will be announced the night before the Super Bowl at the "NFL Honors" show.
“Now that’s a debate, but Matt Ryan has earned the right for his name to be put up there with the upper-echelon quarterbacks," Scott said. "He’s always been elite in the regular season, but now he’s taken this show into the postseason and he’s won the hard battles against the elite quarterbacks and now you have to give him his due.”
More from Scott: “I can’t see the Patriots stopping this offense. So, that means that these receivers are going to have to [keep] pace. It’s all going to come down to what it always comes down to. It’s going to come down to who makes the turnovers, who gets up early and puts the pressure on the other team. Matt Ryan and that offense showed me a lot when they went behind [in the divisional round against the Seahawks]. Seattle came and busted them in the face, and [Atlanta] went right back down and answered immediately.
"The Patriots always find a way, but I think it makes it more close of a game than what people think.”