Tom Brady watched his boyhood team come up short in the Super Bowl after injuries plagued the san francisco 49ers quarterbacks during Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. But, as the veteran pointed out Monday, injuries are just a «fact of the sport.»

Brock Purdy, the Niners’ third-string rookie quarterback who replaced Trey Lance and backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo midway through the season, he suffered a major injury to his throwing arm early in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick, right, forces a fumble off San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy during the first half of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023. in Philly.
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Josh Johnson, a fourth-string quarterback, was later ruled out with a concussion, leaving the Niners struggling before Purdy returned despite having significant shooting limitations.

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According to Brady, this left San Francisco «with no chance to compete.»

«Injuries play a part in every game, and your margin of error changes quite a bit,» he said during this week’s episode of «Let’s Go!» podcast. «Obviously, San Francisco didn’t have any chance to compete yesterday. It was hard to see that happen, but at the same time, it’s the reality of the sport.»

Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia.

Brock Purdy of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia.
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«It’s really part of the sport. It’s a contact sport, and that’s why it’s a demolition derby. And that’s why, you know, all these games are kind of unpredictable.»

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Brady praised the Eagles about being deserving of their victory, but also noted that both Jalen Hurts and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes were battling injuries of their own over the weekend.

«You go to the Super Bowl, Patrick sprained his ankle, Jalen hurt his shoulder. Anything can happen in the first quarter of the game and of course it will affect the outcome.»

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, center, reacts while speaking with Terry Bradshaw after the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, center, reacts while speaking with Terry Bradshaw after the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia.
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Purdy’s injury was revealed to be much more serious after initial tests showed that suffered a complete UCL tear on his throwing elbow, according to reports.

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