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Tom Brady feels he has ‘turned the corner’ with knee injury

Tom Brady is feeling much better this week about his health, saying he feels he’s “turned the corner” with a knee injury suffered a few weeks back.

“I’m certainly doing better this week,” Brady said Monday during his weekly interview with Jim Gray on Westwood One, as transcribed by NESN. “We had the game against Tennessee where I got a little nicked up and then had the bye week and was hoping to have a full week of practice, and it just didn’t allow for it. I’m feeling a lot better. A little flu has been going around, but I’m feeling a lot better and hopefully I really turned the corner with my knee this week.”

Brady originally suffered the knee injury in a humbling Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Patriots had their bye in Week 11 but Brady was listed as questionable all last week, which included a bout with the flu, ahead of Sunday’s 27-13 win over the New York Jets.

Now, Brady expects to be fully healthy heading into Sunday when the Patriots host the Minnesota Vikings — and their stifling defense — at Gillette Stadium. Brady mentioned to Gray that he prefers playing through various nicks and nagging injuries as opposed to sitting out, which is evident given he played in Sunday’s road win at MetLife Stadium.

“I think in many ways, it would hurt me more to not be playing and watching than it would be to deal with whatever I’m dealing with,” Brady said.

The Patriots appear to be getting healthy just in time for season’s final weeks. Between Brady’s knee improving and Rob Gronkowski returning to action in Sunday’s win — while notching his first touchdown reception since Week 1 — the Patriots (8-3) appear well-poised for the stretch run heading into the postseason.