Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was photographed Monday with what appears to be walking cast on his right foot.
The Boston Herald and Boston Globe had the photos — credited to infphoto.com — on their Web sites. A video of Brady walking with a slight limp from an SUV to girlfriend Gisele Bundchen's apartment in New York is available on TMZ.com.
The Patriots beat San Diego 21-12 on Sunday and play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl in two weeks.
"Ah, you know, there's always bumps and bruises. I'll be ready for the Super Bowl," Brady said Monday during his weekly radio appearance on WEEI — before the photo and video emerged — when asked if his leg was injured. "I'm not worried about that. I'm not missing this one. I'd have to be on a stretcher to miss this one. There will be treatment this week. In games like this, you get a little nicked up. It's nothing serious."
Patriots spokesman Stacey James wrote in an e-mail to the AP late Monday night that the team had no comment on the photos.
Brady threw three interceptions against the Chargers in one of the worst performances of what has been a record-breaking season for him. Brady has started in 124 consecutive games, the third longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history.
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