According to Karen Kuregian of the Boston Herald, Brady first "dinged" his shoulder in New England's October 1 game against the Carolina Panthers. Against the Buccaneers on Thursday night, he was sacked three times and hit six times.
He will not miss this Sunday's game against the Jets either, and the Patriots and Brady fantasy football owners catch a bit of a break as the Jets' defense is not exactly outstanding when it comes to rushing the quarterback.
The 33 hits are tied for 7th most in the NFL, while the 16 sacks are eighth most in the league.
Aside from fielding questions about his health, Brady also raved about the season wide receiver Danny Amendola is having.
Brady, who's 40 years old, certainly hasn't lost a step, and it'd be surprising if the injury to his non-throwing shoulder results in any on-field struggles.
Still, there's no reason for the Patriots to panic.
It seems like a near certainty that Brady will be completely ready for the team's Week 6 matchup against the 3-2 Jets.