New England Patriots quarterback Tom Bradydid not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to a knee injury, but sources told ESPN's Mike Reiss that it should not affect Brady's availability for Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
Brady took a hit in his right quadriceps from Seattle Seahawks safetyKam Chancellor on Nov. 13 and had been getting extra treatment, but he had not appeared on the Patriots' injury report prior to Wednesday.
Brady threw four touchdown passes Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.
Meanwhile, tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has missed one game with what the Patriots are calling a chest injury, returned to practice Wednesday.
Earlier Wednesday, sources told ESPN that Gronkowski was not expected to play Sunday against theJets. The sources said the Patriots' staff was preparing the offense to be without him.
Gronkowski was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday.
He has 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns this season. If he does not play,Martellus Bennett, who has 39 catches for 518 yards and four touchdowns this season, and Matt Lengel are the other tight ends on the roster.
Bennett did not practice Thursday due to an ankle injury.