Report: Tom Brady’s left knee surgery “more than just a little clean-up”

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Officially, 43-year-old Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had not a single injury at any point in his 21st NFL season. Unofficially, his left knee is messed up.

Coach Bruce Arians said that Brady needs minor surgery on his left knee. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that the procedure is “more than just a little clean-up.”

“When it comes out, all this does is build his legend even greater,” an unnamed source told Volin.

Brady wore a brace on his left knee during Thursday’s boat parade; the extra support likely came in handy as he hobbled away, intoxicated by something other than euphoria. And if the truth somehow boosts Brady’s legend, that truth could get the Buccaneers in hot water.

Throughout the 2020 season, Brady never was listed on any injury report as having an injury. Not once. Other than a handful of “not injury related” Wednesdays off, Brady’s name didn’t appear on the report at all.

So be careful, Camp Brady. The more you try to characterize Brady’s performance in the recently-completed season as heroic, the more you place the Buccaneers, coach Bruce Arians, and G.M. Jason Licht in jeopardy for a fine from the league office for not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on the injury report.

44 responses to “Report: Tom Brady’s left knee surgery “more than just a little clean-up”

  1. It’s only money. Now if they grab a few draft picks we would hear a different story. Bill

  2. Ratings are down because of him. Sick of him. Great career, but please retire. Need to see new blood.

  3. sweetness says:
    February 11, 2021 at 8:49 pm
    Ratings are down because of him. Sick of him. Great career, but please retire. Need to see new blood.
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    The ratings werent down because of him. Its because the Chiefs couldnt get to the end zone, so the game was not competitive. Also, the commercials are simply not as good as they used to be.

  4. Belichick has always let go of players a year early. Looks like he was right again with Brady.

  5. I wonder if he could possibly be savy enough to know this and never say anything about it because he’s played long enough to know that he could play through the pain.

  6. More likely Tom didn’t tell them. Hes played through concussions and a hernia before without telling Belichick or the medical staff. He’s too stubborn to know when he’s hurt most of the time.

  7. sweetness says:
    “Sick of him. Great career, but please retire. Need to see new blood.”

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    The new blood needs to beat out the old blood first.

  8. I respect Brady. He never makes excuses to the media, like injuries. He demands the same effort from his teammates that he puts in himself. And, he’s won rings with several really different rosters.

  9. He aint Wilson or Watson (qb premadonna) so the Bucs masses embrace and appreciate every season he’s a Buc!

  10. 43 years old and still playing football. That in itself should be against the rules. He probably needs to go in and have half his body re-built.

  11. The NFL version of “The Jordan Rules”. It’s “The Brady Rules”. One set of rules for rank-and-file players, another for the Golden Boy.

  12. Oh I’m sure whatever the problem is will be quickly healed by some special TB12 water and some extra TB12 vitamins.

  13. At this point, what difference does it make if he had a sore knee? He still played every game. Played well in most of them, and won the most important ones.

  14. I wouldn’t tell the coach — if I could afford to have my own private medical center, and it didn’t materially effect the game.

  15. I don’t get why there would be a requirement to disclose an injury that is not in any way keeping a player from playing.

    On the contrary, way too many players are designated questionable, i.e. it’s a 50% chance they will miss the game, when in reality 80-90% of them end up playing.

  16. There’s always something about this Brady guy and the way he wins. He operates in a fog of deception beneath a dark cloud of dishonesty.

    THAT’S the TB12 method!

  17. You can have a knee injury that requires surgery and still play. I was running with a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus while waiting for surgery..

    Thurman Thomas played his entire NFL career without an ACL.

    You go on the injury list if limited. brady does not run, so no limitation in his game play and thus no need to be on any list.

  18. Ratings aren’t down because of Brady. It’s more than likely because of Kaepernick. If some people are sick of Brady winning, then they should direct their whining to the new blood who can’t defeat and put away an old guy who never have their freaky athletic abilities. America is about winning, not participation trophies. And Brady hides his pain so as not to hearten his opponents. The Bucs are not painting Brady’s injury as heroic. How injured could Brady be if he was able to play in all the game and won the SB? The NFL will be hard put to prove that the Bucs hid the bad injury from them.

  19. I thought that if the injury didn’t affect you or keep you from practicing, then it’s not required to make the report. Is that not true?

  20. Easy fix – it happened in the SB.

    Also – Rating are down because of Goodel and Politics in Sports.

  21. The left knee. The plant knee. The one that got mangled against the Chiefs in the first game of the 2008 season. Makes sense that over the ensuing 12 years, that severe trauma would produce residual effects that need to be cleaned up. In other words, there’s nothing to see here.

  22. Did he hurt it in the game? Such a quick announcement of surgery would indicate that it has been there a while. Brady is pretty secretive about things, so no way of knowing.

  23. The NFL version of “The Jordan Rules”. It’s “The Brady Rules”. One set of rules for rank-and-file players, another for the Golden Boy.
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    You obviously have no idea what the Jordan Rules were…

  24. sweetness says:
    February 11, 2021 at 8:49 pm
    Ratings are down because of him. Sick of him. Great career, but please retire. Need to see new blood.

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    Retire or not….your team will still stink

  25. Brady is pretty secretive about things, so no way of knowing.
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    Goodell better confiscate his cell phone for further investigation…..

  26. 10 out of 20 years he’s made it to the Super Bowl….think about that.
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    10/19 actually only played 19 seasons (missed all of 08).

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