Tom Brady revealed to the media today that he has been battling with a cold sickness for the past five days.
Under the weather
In the run up to the biggest game of the year that is hardly the preparation the New England Patriots quarterback would have been hoping for. The veteran though has vowed to be '100 percent' and ready to go come kick off in Arizona this Sunday.
Nevertheless, with scrutiny on both the Patriots and Seahawks ahead of the Super Bowl at an all time high, news that New England's main man isn't yet at full fitness is far from ideal.
"“I’ve been fighting the cold," Brady explained during his media obligations.
"Yeah, I’ve had it for four or five days,” Brady continued. “My kids got sick, and then my wife’s pretty sick right now, so I brought it, unfortunately, to Phoenix."
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On the mend
The good news, as Brady himself alluded to, is that the sickness bug came early in Super Bowl week.
Brady was involved when the Patriots took to the field yesterday and was at pains to ease worries that the cold could come into play come Sunday.
"“I’ll be at 100%,” said Brady, who is looking for his fourth Super Bowl ring.
In a bid to ensure his hypothesis doesn't come under threat the quarterback has apparently been living on a lot of rest and a lot of garlic over the past few days - as well as "old remedies."
Searching for an advantage
Seattle Seahawks fans will be hoping the sickness continues for a few more days at least so as to disrupt the Patriots ahead of the Super Bowl match up.
It looks unlikely though that the notoriously tough Tom Brady is ready to let a cold put his chances of taking on Richard Sherman and co in jeopardy.
Even so, as anyone who has suffered a long-lasting cold will attest, it will take Brady a little while to reach peak physical fitness. The sooner he can shake the issue the better as far as New England are concerned because anything less than '100 percent' against this Seattle team and you are in big trouble.
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