Dick Vitale Says He's "Worried" About Tom Brady's Absence

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Dick Vitale is among many worried about Tom Brady's prolonged absence from Buccaneers training camp.

Brady has been away from the team for more than a week for unspecified "personal reasons".

"As a season ticket holder of @Buccaneers and a super fan of TB12 @tombrady, I'm getting worried about this situation.

Hopefully he'll be back next week!" Vitale wrote.

Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles originally said Brady would return after the team's second preseason game this weekend.

But on Thursday he revealed that there is no fixed date for the return of the superstar quarterback.

"We'll see. We'll talk about it next week," Bowles said. "I'm not worried about it right now.

We're trying to practice and play a game against Tennessee. I said some time after Tennessee.

There is no fixed date for me. We will get in touch and find out."

In addition to a recent report by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times saying that the absence has nothing to do with the health of Brady or his family,

Little is known about the quarterback's stay away from the team.

Vitale and the rest of the sporting world will undoubtedly keep an eye on this developing situation.