Tom Brady making good progress after foot surgery

AP

As the lead named plaintiff in the players’ lawsuit against the NFL, Tom Brady is a central figure in the league’s ongoing labor battle. But whenever the players can get back to work, Brady — despite foot surgery following the season — will be ready.

WEEI reports, citing a source familiar with the situation, that Brady’s surgically repaired right foot is expected to be fully healed for the season.

Brady had surgery for a stress fracture on January 20, and in February he told NFL Network that the foot injury was “something that’s been lingering a little bit.”

But a month ago Brady was out of his walking boot and throwing the football, and a recent checkup showed that it’s healing properly. So all indications are that the foot injury won’t linger into the season.