Opinion on Brady, foot injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When quarterback Tom Brady missed practice on Wednesday and was later listed on the team's participation report with a foot injury, one of the first questions that came to mind was: "How serious could this be?"

Since that time, reporters have seen Brady at practice on Thursday and Friday, but have been limited to watching him stretch and go through light throwing drills. With that, it's a challenge to gauge how the foot might affect him in a game. On the Patriots' participation report Thursday, Brady was listed as being limited in practice.

When reporters arrived in the locker room Friday, Brady was there and he was accessible to reporters (he later did a 1-on-1 interview in the Gillette Stadium tunnel). He was cordial when approached, but wasn't about to divulge how much his foot was bothering him. He did say that he was preparing to face the Steelers.

Watching Brady walk through the locker room, it looked like he was dealing with some discomfort.

That led me to the thought that while Brady's foot injury probably won't keep him out of action, it is worthy of monitoring how it affects him Sunday night in Pittsburgh.