Report: Brady has tennis elbow


Report: Brady has tennis elbow

After throwing for over 300 yards -- including a 400-plus and 500-plus game -- in four of the first five games, Tom Brady has only done it twice in the last five games.

So what's up? You can't point to one specific reason, but according to a report from Pro Football Weekly, it could be injury-related.

A source close to the team and Pro Football Weekly says that Brady is dealing with something called "tennis elbow".

No, Tom hasn't been taking up a new sport in his down time.

What's tennis elbow, you ask? Instead of "googling" it, let's "WebMD" it.

WebMD says that tennis elbow is: "a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm and forearm muscles that results in elbow pain.

That's right, blame Brady's newest injury on the Patriots finesse style offense and tendency to throw the ball far too often.

Kidding, kind of.

WebMD continues:

"Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area (called the lateralepicondyle) of the elbow."

So can we expect the ailment to subside in the near future? Not exactly. The best way to cure the condition is to "rest and avoid any activity that causes pain to the sore elbow."

That's not going to happen for long enough stretches, although the same source told PFW that the Pats are resting Brady as much as they can during the week.

Brady has been seen wearing a black band on his right arm near the injury (pictured above).

The injury can also be treated by a cortisone injection in the area of the pain.

The percentage of people who recover from tennis elbow is 90-95 once treatment is followed.

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft is a bit taken aback when he walks into a room at Gillette Stadium and sees the Patriots' five Lombardi trophies lined up.

"Wow. That's the first time I've seen five trophies there," he tells Andrea Kremer on HBO's "Real Sports" in a interview that will air as part of this week's episode Tuesday at 10 p.m.

"A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way," Kraft says, "And you never give up hope and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up and then you get that breakthrough. I think that's what happened in overtime down in Houston. And that's lessons in life that are good for anyone." 

Here's an excerpt: