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Dr. Flynn’s Mailbag: QB’s non-throwing shoulder, concussions, ACL recovery, turf, knee braces & diverticulitis

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It is an eclectic mailbag this week - brain health, sports hernias, knee braces in the NFL, turf concerns, Brady’s shoulder injury and….diverticulitis?! What’s the saying? Is it “age before beauty?” Well, Tom Brady is both, so let’s start with him…

When a QB has an injury to non-throwing arm, why would he miss practice? It’s non-contact, so he isn’t at risk of aggravating the injury. (Kevin Duffy, MassLive @KevinRDuffy)