Trent Brown explains tragic reason why he didn't attend first part of offseason program


On June 7, Trent Brown, as well as a few other Patriots veterans, made their first appearance on the field for the voluntary offseason workout program.

But for Brown that wasn't planned, as he expected to attend the entirety of the program, which began in late April.

Speaking to reporters following Day 3 of minicamp Wednesday, Brown detailed the tragic reason why he didn't.

“When I first heard we were going to have OTAs, I told them that I would be here Day 1. Then, me and my brother had a tragic accident — ATV accident — where he almost lost his arm. That’s why I was away for like three or four weeks," Brown said. "My kids are at the house with me and my brother. It was a traumatic experience, and for me to be right there beside him, be alongside him and to see his arm just dangling by skin and a couple of ligaments, I was going through it. So, I had to get myself together and I came back to finish the spring strong. I am glad the organization, they understood what I was going through and they allowed me to step away and be with my family.”

Brown did say his brother is doing better.

“It’s going to be a long road to recovery, a lot of pain, but he got 360 stitches in his arm," he said. "It’s going to be a long road, but the biggest part on me was to kind of be there. That’s my brother. We were right there beside each other and we went through it together and I just wanted to make sure he was going to be OK. He’s doing better.”

Brown figures to be the Patriots' starting right tackle with Isaiah Wynn staying on the left side.

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