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Tom Brady was supposed to start in this evening’s preseason game against the Bears, but he didn’t. Instead, he left the Patriots stadium after he cut his right thumb with scissors while trying to remove something from the bottom of his cleat. CSNNE’s Tom Curran has the report:

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Apparently, Brady was trying to pry something from the bottom of his cleat prior to taking the field and sustained the cut.

It’s not known whether the cut required stitches or how long the wound will put him on the sidelines. It is standard practice for the Patriots to let players who are not playing in preseason games to leave the stadium.

If weird preseason injuries come in threes, we’ll keep you posted when Russell Wilson leaves his game tonight after slipping on a banana peel.