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By Lee Schechter | Special to ESPNBoston.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterback Tom Brady was the newest addition to a long injury report for the New England Patriots on Friday. Brady was limited in practice with an ankle injury and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Buffalo.
Nonetheless, the expectation is that Brady will play. On Saturday he traveled with the team to Buffalo, and a source told ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss that it’s “all good” with Brady.
Brady was not listed on the team’s injury report on Wednesday and Thursday. He was in attendance for the stretching portion of practice, so it is unknown when the injury occurred.
Earlier this season, Brady was dealing with a calf injury that held him out of practice on Sept. 5. He took the day off to rest his calf before starting for the Patriots in the season opener against Miami.
Brady’s addition to the injury report could mean that he tweaked the injury at practice on Friday.
In the event that Brady cannot start for the Patriots, rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the only other quarterback on the team’s roster, will play in his place. Garoppolo came in during the Patriots’ blowout loss to Kansas City in the fourth quarter and went 6-for-7 for 70 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Elsewhere on the injury front, the Patriots will be without Brady’s man in the middle, rookie center Bryan Stork. Stork suffered a concussion on Thursday and did not participate in Friday’s practice. Stork was listed as questionable Friday before being downgraded Saturday. The Patriots will have to shift around an offensive line that appeared to have finally found some continuity.