New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been medically cleared and will play in Friday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to NFL.com.
Brady went down with a left knee injury in practice Wednesday when the Patriots and Buccaneers were scrimmaging. Bucs defensive end Adrian Clayborn pushed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder into Brady after he threw a pass.
The injury was treated as a sprain.
Brady wore a brace over the knee during another joint practice Thursday. He was reportedly moving around without a limp.
"He felt great back there, making all the throws, not hobbling around," Patriots guard Logan Mankins told ESPN. "That's always a good sign."
Backup Ryan Mallet and third-stringer Tim Tebow should also get playing time.