New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not appear in the preseason against the Chicago Bears because he accidentally cut his thumb.
Brady was hurt before the race when he had been wearing a jersey. He did not attend the game which originally would be his first pre-season appearance.
“Accident occurred, Tom will soon recover,” Brady’s agent said.
Backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo told reporters that he found himself to be a starter until the game is about to begin.
After the game, coach Bill Belichick did not want to dwell on why Brady missed a game.
“I made the decision to let him not playing,” Belichick represented.” It’s a part of the game. Unexpected things will happen, but Garoppolo has been preparing for such a situation since he came to the team that day.”