Patriots QB Tom Brady Back at Practice after Early Morning Crash

Superstar apparently okay, but passenger in other car sent to hospital

By Greg Wilson
|  Thursday, Sep 9, 2010  |  Updated 3:41 PM CDT
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in a two-car accident in Boston early Thursday, but still made it to practice later that afternoon.

Boston radio station WEEI reported that the superstar, who is married to model Gisele Bundchen, was shaken in the 6:34 a.m. accident but refused to go to a hospital. The station said the accident occurred on the corner of Commonwealth and Gloucester in downtown Boston and that the jaws of life were used on a passenger in the other vehicle, which was a Ford Minivan, according to reports.

A source told ESPNBoston.com this morning that Brady left the scene and continued on to Gillette Stadium. He did not go to the hospital. Brady's Audi was towed from the scene, according to the Boston Herald.

He was later seen practicing with the team, and tight end Alge Crumpler said "He's here, he's ready to go."

The team's official Twitter page ran theis message: "Caught up with Brady briefly between meetings. Reports that he's ok."

"I understand he's fine, but I haven't talked to him," the two-time Super Bowl MVP's father, Tom Brady Sr., told the Herald outside his son's home.

The elder Brady had just arrived in the Back Bay from the family's California home and found out about the accident as soon as he got off his flight.

"Not the way you like to get off a plane," he said.

Brady has been in the news this week with numerous reports that he was close to finalizing a contract extension with the Patriots.

Contract discussions between the Patriots and Brady escalated Tuesday to the point where a deal could be completed before New England opens its regular season, a source close to the situation told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Selected Reading: WEEI, ESPN, Boston Herald.

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