It's always painful to see an athlete suffer a torn ACL; for all of the advancements in treatment and rehab, it's still a month-long recovery, and has a tremendous impact on a player's season.
That's what Washington's Derrius Guice is dealing with now.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday - the day of the Patriots' preseason opener - that the Patriots will be adding some incentives to Brady's contract in order to likely raise his salary to something more commensurate with other National Football League quarterbacks.
Guice left at the end of the first quarter of Washington's preseason opener Thursday night against the Patriots after he was tackled following a 34-yard gain that was negated by a penalty.
The team also announced that tight end Manasseh Garner will miss the season with an ACL injury sustained in Thursday night's game.
Early Friday, the initial thought was Guice had suffered a sprain.
Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer played most of the Patriots' 26-17 win, with rookie Danny Etling appearing the fourth quarter.
A second-round draft choice out of LSU, Guice had 19 yards on six carries before leaving the game. If there was ever such an investigation, its results have yet to be made public.