Brady's rehab therapist says Pats quarterback is ready

As Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to return to the field for the first time since Week One of the 2008 season, Pats fans are still wondering (even if they won’t admit it) whether Brady will be the same guy he was before suffering a torn ACL.

Based on the views of the man who directed Brady’s rehab, no one should be wondering about Brady’s knee.

“I’ve worked with a lot of guys, and it’s remarkable how quickly he’s rehabbed,” Alex Guerrero told Albert Breer of Sporting News.  “Tommy’s been doing everything since the end of February.  Take into
account the surgery in October, then the infection, and he had five
weeks of post-op before he did anything.

“He’s been able to run laterally, and do cone drills since late
February, and he’s had all these months to work on it, all of it is
really remarkable.  It’s a tribute to his mental toughness.”

After checking on Brady during training camp, Guerrero feels the same way.

“I saw him go through eight straight days, and he felt fresh, he wasn’t
sore at all, there was never any inflammation,” Guerrero told Breer.  “He felt
as strong Day 8 as he did Day 1.  He looks really good, the same old
giddy Tommy having a good time.  And when he came for treatment, it was
mostly about his arm, not the leg.  That’s when I knew he had no concern
about the knee.”

Still, regardless of whether the knee is healed, the deeper question is whether Brady’s head is ready.  Can he stand tall and confident in the eye of a storm of arms and legs and helmets and torsos that might hit his bad leg — or his good one?

Most importantly, will he be able to forget about the fact that his left knee is exposed to another possible low hit when winding up and throwing the ball?

He hasn’t had to deal with that in training camp or OTAs, since the quarterback is off limits.  He’ll get his first sort-of taste of it tonight, and his first real taste of it in Week One.

Brady has shown that he’s got the mindset to perform well under adversity.  But he’s about to face circumstances he’s never before encountered. 

No one will know for sure how he’ll respond until he’s in that moment.

Including Brady himself.

22 responses to “Brady's rehab therapist says Pats quarterback is ready

  1. Oh thank god !!!! Cause i havent heard any Tom Brady news in like….. 4 minutes. Jesus Christ enough already. I think we heard this on ESPN’s annual ” Tom Brady Watch 2009 It’s all Tom all the time” ” Ok we got Chris Mortensen live on the Tom Brady’s nuts cam how’s it going on Tom’s nuts today Chris?. ” Well it smells like roses here 24-7 like always guys and it’s just an honor to be here i traded in my bus to ride Tom’s nuts all year im so excited” Please lay off the Brady news we get enough of it everywhere else and to tell you the truth nobody but Pats fan cares.

  2. Did you expect them to say: “Tom’s career is done. His rehab is behind, and he will never be the same again.”

  3. i have no dout that SIR THOMAS will be ready to throw hate makers to moss all season long

  4. so Alex Guerrero is Col. William Stryker and Tom Brady is Weapon X?
    Gotcha.
    can’t wait til he figures out how to use his claws.

  5. What are you talking about? Tommy can see into the future. He wanted to get hurt so he could spend more time with Gisele. Wouldn’t you?

  6. And despite Nick Barnett tearing his ACL 2 months later and is just as far along in recovery as Tom Brady, no one cares that he recovered even faster.

  7. What are you talking about? Tommy can see into the future. He wanted to get hurt so he could spend more time with Gisele. Wouldn’t you?

  8. I’ve yet to hear a member of the medical profession say in regards to a patient: “Yeah, well, he’s not really doing too good. Either it was an unsuccessful surgery, or my therapy treatments aren’t worth a damn.”

  9. I think he’ll be ready. In a sense he has dealt with this before in his first season. He had an ankle injury (Pitts playoff game) and went on to win the superbowl. Brady also dealt with a similar issue in his last season 07 as he had a boot on before the superbowl. The Giants had a great defense and he stood in the pocket took the hits. So, I beg to differ that he is facing “circumstances he’s never before encountered”.

  10. You know I really can’t stand Tom Brady. I think the reason why most people like myself don’t like him is that #1 he is effortlessly the best QB in the league, #2 he tears his ACL and goes home and bangs one of the hottest women alive. #3 he picks up his first kid for visitation from one of the hottest unknown celebs ever. and #4 he will most likely win another superbowl this year, or at a minimum appear in one. All while smiling his goofy ass off and making millions of women in this country cream in their pants. Ass!

  11. I’m disappointed in you Florio. You didn’t take the opportunity to create a non-story about the comment the rehab guy made about looking at Brady’s arm.

  12. killachap says:
    August 13, 2009 10:01 AM
    You know I really can’t stand Tom Brady. I think the reason why most people like myself don’t like him is that #1 he is effortlessly the best QB in the league, #2 he tears his ACL and goes home and bangs one of the hottest women alive. #3 he picks up his first kid for visitation from one of the hottest unknown celebs ever. and #4 he will most likely win another superbowl this year, or at a minimum appear in one. All while smiling his goofy ass off and making millions of women in this country cream in their pants. Ass!

    Classic take! Brilliant!

  13. stiller43 says:
    August 13, 2009 9:50 AM
    Eli has won more championships than this guy in the last 5 years. Who cares?
    Fortunately, NE fans can perform simple (VERY simple) addition and subtraction problems.
    Hmmm let’s see, the last NFL year was 2008, then 2007,2006,2005 and let’s not forget 2004.
    Pretty sure Tom won in 2004, didn’t he? Wouldn’t that make Eli and Tom even in the last 5 years? Now, extend that VERY simple (much like Stiller43) problem out ohhh say SIX years back, wouldn’t that now place Tom ahead of Idiot Eli? Just checking. Stiller, go do your 1st grade Math problems over again.

  14. killachap says:
    “All while smiling his goofy ass off and making millions of women in this country cream in their pants.”
    THOUGHT you were a dude, but only a Twink would post that comment…now let 8man’s face off the pillow before the PatsyFagg suffocates!

  15. Brady does a lot to ruin the parity of the league, but what REALLY makes me hate him (aside from beating the Eagles in the superbowl) is the millions of fanboys out there (many of whom work at ESPN/NFLN) who get a chubby every time they hear his name.

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