Tom Brady says he dealt with knee injury since April or May of 2020

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Tom Brady‘s mouth is potentially going to force the Buccaneers to write some checks.

Brady, who previously characterized his offseason Super Bowl as “pretty serious,” has made another comment about the condition that prompted surgical intervention.

Brady told reporters on Wednesday that the knee problem first surfaced last April-May. Here’s the problem for the Buccaneers: Brady never appeared on the injury report at any time in 2020 as having any type of knee issue.

The NFL previously declined comment on the situation, after Brady discussed his surgery.

“Every week I was kind of tending to my knee, and I thought I would love to see a season where I can focus on some other strength stuff that I want to do, some other technique stuff where I’m not just focused on protecting my knee all the time,” Brady last month.

In 2009, the NFL handed out multiple fines to the Jets for not disclosing Brett Favre’s partially torn biceps tendon in 2008. It happened because, as one league source explained it at the time, Favre’s constant comments about the undisclosed injury upon joining the Vikings forced the league to act. If the injury report is to have any integrity in an age of proliferating legalized gambling, the NFL may have to do so the same thing here, given Brady’s repeated admissions that point to a failure to properly disclose the knee injury that he so obviously had.

18 responses to “Tom Brady says he dealt with knee injury since April or May of 2020

  1. Personally I think having to disclose injuries is stupid, BUT as long as that is the rule…. There should be consequences for breaking the rule, especially when you keep running your mouth about it, like Favre did….

  2. Brady, more than any other QB, can play with a knee injury. The guy doesn’t run even when he’s completely healthy.

  3. Whatever he was dealing with didn’t impact his play so what would the issue be?

  4. If he didn’t miss practice and he didn’t miss any games there is nothing to see here

  5. I guess, but I remember people complaining that BB always had Brady on the injury report with “knee” every week but he’s still playing. Do you put any ailment on the injury report, even the ones that don’t prevent you from playing or playing at a high level? Do you put headache or muscle soreness, bruises, etc … on injury reports? If it’s knee soreness or sore back, you can put half team on the injury report every week.

  6. The league did nothing against the Colts when Andrew Luck had a bruised kidney and cracked ribs, consistency is not an NFL value.

  7. Brady is lucky he had a defense to carry him at the end of the regular season and through the playoffs.

  8. “Rules” don’t apply to Brady.
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    I bet he “rules” the team you root for.

  9. Brady went off the reservation a long time ago and it’s why BB walked.

    And you can bet if Brady was still on NE, numerous draft picks would be stolen.

  10. Bucs defense was terrible the second half of the season including Washington playoff game. Last year Bucs D was 28th in passing and top 3 in rushing. Last 3 playoff games D was great. Brady threw for 4600 40 tds. Bucs D and offense complimented each other. Brady and Offense scored at least 30 points in every playoff game

  11. There is no cheating going on with the Bucs. We all know the New England Patriots are the ONLY team to have ever cheated in the history of the National Football League.

  12. Sure, why not let the opponent know your top guy or golden goose has a knee that if hot on purpose could wreck you opportunity to win a championship. Take the consequences. At by oid rule when it has no affect on the outcome of games which is why they play them.

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