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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Dick Butkus Womens Jersey . -- Tom Brady walked off the field under his own power. Several teammates didnt think he was hurt badly when he grabbed his left knee after being knocked down. Yet the possibility that the New England Patriots might lose their star quarterback caused a scare at the teams joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday. A person with knowledge of the injury said an MRI was negative and Brady was day-to-day with a left knee sprain. Asked if Brady might play Friday night in an exhibition game against the Buccaneers, the person said he didnt know. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Patriots didnt make an announcement. The two-time league MVP had a season-ending injury to the same knee in the 2008 opener. Brady was injured midway through practice Wednesday when left tackle Nate Solder was pushed into him by Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Brady, entering his 14th NFL season, fell, rocked backward on the ground and held his left knee. He went to the sideline then returned for a few more plays before talking with coach Bill Belichick and leaving the field toward the teams indoor practice facility next to it. "Youve always got to stay away from the quarterback (in practice)," Clayborn said. "You got a guy on his heels and my instinct is to keep going, so thats what I did." The contact came just as Brady threw a long incompletion down the right sideline toward rookie Aaron Dobson. "Were always working to protect," Solder said. "Ill have to see what happened on the film. I screwed some things up here and there." In 2008, Brady tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Patriots missed the playoffs that season. He has played every game since then and the team reached the playoffs in all four seasons. New England is favoured to win the weak AFC East for the 10th time in 11 years. Losing Brady would have made that much tougher. After Brady left the field, third-year pro Ryan Mallett played with the first offensive unit and Tim Tebow, on his 26th birthday, played with the second team. Mallett threw an interception soon after taking over. "Im just trying to do my job," Mallett said. "Im sure Tom will be fine and well just go on." In his first series after Brady left, Tebow completed three of seven passes and looked fairly sharp. One of his passes was dropped. Tebow left practice without speaking with reporters. "Anytime anybody, especially a teammate, goes down its a dark cloud. Its unfortunate," Patriots running back Shane Vereen said. "He went back out there, but well see." Running back LaGarrette Blount was optimistic. "He walked off," Blount said. "Im sure hes cool. Im sure hes fine." But shortly before Blount spoke, a black helicopter landed on a field adjacent to the one where Brady was injured. Cameramen, apparently concerned that Brady might be airlifted to a hospital, rushed to record the landing. "The helicopter has nothing to do with Tom," Patriots owner Jonathan Kraft said on WBZ-FM. Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano said he and Belichick stress to their players to rush the passer but let him throw the football and go past him. "I didnt get to see" the hit on Brady, Schiano said. "I saw him laying there afterward. ... I hope hes OK." Losing Brady would leave the Patriots without a proven starting quarterback. Mallett has thrown just four passes in his first two seasons and has been inconsistent during training camp. Tebow signed as a free agent on June 10 and has struggled with his throwing mechanics, a problem hes had since being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round in 2010. "The big thing is just his familiarity with the offence, the way we do things -- the play calling, the reads, formationing, just general things we do," Belichick said of Tebow. "The quarterback has to have a good understanding of all that. The more you do it, the more you get comfortable with it and the better you can execute it. I think thats no different, really, than any other young quarterback or quarterback coming into a new system." In the Patriots 31-22 exhibition win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night, Mallett completed 9 of 18 passes for 97 yards. Tebow went 4 for 12 for 55 yards with three sacks and ran four times for 31 yards. Brady completed 7 of 8 passes for 65 yards and one touchdown and left after the first two series. Jim McMahon Youth Jersey . Andrew Luck lost his favourite target and the Indianapolis locker room lost one of its most revered leaders when Reggie Wayne was diagnosed Monday with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee that will cost him the rest of the season. Dan Hampton Jersey . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. . There are surprises among the Vezina candidates, but most of the others are standard top-tier performers, even if the two Hart Trophy runners-ups have never been quite as good as they have been through the first half of the season. Shami to RootThe first three balls of the over in which Joe Root got dismissed highlighted the importance of using the crease appropriately. The first ball was from the corner of the crease. The angle brought the ball into the batsman, but it moved away after pitching and rapped Root on the back thigh. The second ball was from closer to the stumps. That came in after pitching to hit Root on the body again. The next ball, once again, was bowled from the corner of the crease. This went away beating Roots outside edge. The ball that dismissed Root was delivered from the centre of the box; by that time Roots mind was already cluttered. It swung in late, and beat the inside edge to trap Root in front.Duckett against AshwinIn all three innings of this Test series, R Ashwin has dismissed Ben Duckett. The first two dismissals were almost identical, for he planted the front foot straight - instead of going slightly across - and got beaten by the turn. In Rajkot, the ball got the outside edge and in the first innings in Visakhapatnam he was bowled. To address this issue, in the second innings, Duckett stood on off stump as opposed to standing on middle stump in the previous innings, and also employed a different approach. The moment you struggle against spin, the most obvious response is to go on the offensive. Often that stems from the lack of confidence in the defensive technique. Ducketts dismissal - gloving a sweep - showed that that approach can never make up for the lack of skills in Test cricket. Natural variationAshwin has shoown immense control of his variations. Gale Sayers Youth Jersey. He has spun the ball at will, and also taken it away from the right-hand batsmen both in the air and off the pitch. This morning was different, though. Some balls went straight after pitching and some turned viciously. This time, I felt, it wasnt always on purpose. We did a split-screen analysis of his release of the ball that went straight and the one that turned, and we saw no visible difference. The wrist, the shine and the fingers worked the same way on both occasions but produced different results. If the bowler isnt sure of the response off the pitch, what chance does a batsman have? But credit must be given to Ashwin for bowling the probing line and length outside off, giving the ball the best opportunity to cause damage when it behaves unexpectedly.Giving Jayant confidenceCaptains have a huge role to play in the evolution of a cricketer, more so for the bowlers. With the second new ball, Virat Kohli had the option to use Ravindra Jadeja for another longer spell with Ashwin from the other end, but he chose Jayant Yadav. While theres no guarantee of picking up wickets at any stage of the game, there are phases when the likelihood of wickets falling is higher. Thats where the captains role matters. Kohli, quite rightly, has given the debutant requisite confidence. Jayant responded with a beauty to Ben Stokes, and two more wickets in the end. ' ' ' 

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