New report says Tom Brady had fully torn MCL

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It took months for details about the nature of Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s knee injury to come to light, but they are now coming quickly.

Shortly after Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Brady needed to have surgery to repair a partially torn MCL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Brady’s MCL was actually fully torn. Brady had the surgery in February after the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl.

Brady said he was dealing with the injury for the entire season and Stroud reported that he initially suffered the tear while playing for the Patriots in 2019. He never missed any games during the 2020 season and never appeared on the injury report due to the problem despite saying that he was “kind of tending to my knee” on a weekly basis.

The injury didn’t keep Brady from playing at a high level on the way to his seventh Super Bowl title. He’ll try for eight with everything cleaned up on the medical front.

33 responses to “New report says Tom Brady had fully torn MCL

  1. jet fan. but fan of the game too of course. don’t be a hater, this dude is the goat.

  2. The GOAT played hurt and all he did was throw for 40 TDs, sweep the playoffs and win the SB MVP and yet another ring. Can’t wait to see what he does while healthy this year.

  3. The injury reports in the NFL are basically who the team wants to say is hurt. It’s a bit of a joke at this point.

  4. Tampa might get in trouble for not reporting Brady’s injury (cause there is no shot they let him pass a physical without knowing about his knee) but as a Tampa fan I couldn’t care less since the end result was a title. Man is the actual GOAT to play through the whole year on a fully torn knee ligament.

  5. It’s also being reported he played the entire post season with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, a bulging disc and a 3rd degree sunburn.

    He won’t just have a bust in Canton, they’ll also hang up his Kryptonian cape for full display.

  6. I for one do not care about the integrity of injury reporting. If he didn’t miss games, I don’t need to know that he was injured.

  7. Yeah, that’s great that he was able to play with a fully torn MCL, but why didn’t that ever appear on the injury report? I’ve always understood that if a player has an injury, the team is required to report it, and there are consequences when they don’t.

  8. I been saying it for years the Bills only stunk as long as we did because the GOAT was in the same division. 0-2 when the schedule comes out every year.

  9. This is remarkable news that serves only to burnish Brady’s already unparalleled career and reputation. He is the ultimate outlier. That is, there’s never been anybody like him. We’re privileged to be witnesses to his greatness.

  10. He is the GOAT. Can’t argue otherwise. But, how does anyone play at the highest possible level in the toughest, hardest-hitting football league on Earth with a fully torn MCL. No amount of healthy living and positive lifestyle alone can do that. And just rubbing dirt on it and manning up doesn’t seem to be how he’s handled it. I hope someday he let’s us all in on the secret, even if the secret is that he’s an alien.

  11. The Bills stunk because they didn’t have Allen. Now they do so they will be good for a while. Nothing wrong with that. As far as the goat goes. He is the guy that can always reach the next level. Just a matter if his teammates go along.

  12. One of the toughest qbs of the modern era as well as the most accomplished.

  13. He did look terrible in that NFC Championship game. Tampa’s defense was on fire for their playoff run.

  14. This only adds to his legacy. Tough sob and a winner. Guy is a living legend.

  15. What an amazing difference between how he handles injuries and Big Ben.

  16. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    July 15, 2021 at 6:49 pm
    He did look terrible in that NFC Championship game. Tampa’s defense was on fire for their playoff run.

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    Tampa’s defense stunk in the Wild Card game…. Without another Brady comeback, the Bucs were one-and-done

  17. Considering how well he played maybe he shouldn’t have had it repaired. Talk about the GOAT!

  18. The NBA had The Jordan Rules and the NFL has The Brady Rules. The stars can do no wrong and will never face serious consequences.

  19. ogre4nerds says:
    July 15, 2021 at 6:05 pm
    He is the GOAT. Can’t argue otherwise. But, how does anyone play at the highest possible level in the toughest, hardest-hitting football league on Earth with a fully torn MCL. No amount of healthy living and positive lifestyle alone can do that. And just rubbing dirt on it and manning up doesn’t seem to be how he’s handled it. I hope someday he let’s us all in on the secret, even if the secret is that he’s an alien.

    Rubbing dirt on it. One of my favorite things. Great post.

  20. People used to complain about his injured shoulder being overly reported when he was in New England and started every game. Now people still whine about him not reporting his MCL injury and he still started every game in Tampa. Unless he can’t start, nobody cares what’s on the injury report.

  21. Hines Ward played without an ACL, and was on no injury report.
    There should be no penalties against the Bucs.

  22. I wonder if Alex Guerrero was treating it? His style of training and helping his clients recover from injuries may seem unorthodox to most professionals in his field, but it has resonated with Brady and helped him continue to play at a high level.

  23. Y’all can GOAT worship all you want. Two superbowls on Vinatieri’s foot, one on Butler’s interception and the Pats beat the Rams 13-6. Then you add in the cheating scandals and now the non-injury disclosure. Nothing clean about this guy.

  24. YouEnjoyMyself says:
    July 15, 2021 at 6:49 pm
    He did look terrible in that NFC Championship game. Tampa’s defense was on fire for their playoff run.

    32 62 Rate This

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    Agreed. 3 ints (again) in a title game on the road wanting to show up Rodgers, oh, he took that cheese.

    Mike Pettine and King say you’re welcome, as does Goodell in the sb with the creepy calls before half.

    And, of course the Pats and Bucs Da being the main reason for the last 3 rings, helping Brady only allowing a total of 13 points in 2 games.

    The guy is simple spoiled rotten and when he thinks he isn’t he pouts.

    Mr Giselle lives a charmed life.

  25. Come on – you have to know that they are in the clear with the NFL or they would never let any of this information out. The injury report has always been a joke. It’s always been used for gamesmanship and smoke screens. The only reason it even exists is for gambling odds. If the guy is gonna play then why do you need to tell your enemy where you may be weak at so they can target?!?!?

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