In the past weeks, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed Wednesday and Thursday practices due to an Achilles issue. Brady’s absence got Patriots fans worrying about the health status of their 40-year-old quarterback. However, Brady said there’s nothing to worry about, saying they play the Miami Dolphins on Monday night and he’s just getting a little extra treatment and he will be ready to go. “We play on Monday night so I'm getting a little extra treatment and I'll be ready to go Friday. I'm excited to be back on the field with my teammates,” Brady told host Jim Gray of Westwood One Radio.

In the Patriots’ past two games against the Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills, Brady did not join the team’s Wednesday and Thursday practices.

Brady gets extra treatment

Explaining the extra treatment, Brady said he needs to be fully prepared in an important game against the Dolphins. “This week a win would actually get us something. So, it gets us a division championship if we win, which is a pretty big accomplishment,” said Brady. The Patriots (10-2) could also clinch the AFC East championship before Monday's game, should the Bills lose at home to the Indianapolis Colts. Brady said he looks forward to the game against the Dolphins, calling it a meaningful game against a division opponent. Against the Dolphins, the Patriots will play without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was suspended one game for a late hit on Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White.

Brady said Gronkowski plays a crucial part in the success of the team, calling his absence “an unfortunate situation.” Brady refused to comment on White's recent remarks about Gronkowski being a dirty player. “He (Gronkowski) is dealing with the ramifications for it, and we're pretty much moved on at this point,” said Brady.

Suh wants to frustrate Brady

In their win over the Bills, Brady got into a heated verbal exchange with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels due to his early struggles. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said he wants Brady to be frustrated like that again when they face-off Monday. “I'd love to make him mad,” Suh told the Palm Beach Post.

Suh has a tough assignment ahead of him as Brady currently leads the NFL in passing yards per game with 302.7, passing yards per attempt with 8.3, and in passer rating with 109.7. However, Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass against the Bills. Brady has a history of struggles against the Dolphins while playing in Miami, where he has a 7-8 record in his career.