Tom Brady Should Recover From Foot Surgery In Time For Hypothetical Season

Tom Brady spent the 2010 season playing with a painful stress fracture. After a January surgery, he should be good to go if and when NFL football returns.

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Tom Brady's Surgically Repaired Foot Should Be Fine For NFL Season, According To Report

Tom Brady is progressing nicely after a Jan. 20 surgery on his right foot, according to a report by WEEI's Christopher Price, and should be good to go in time for whatever 2011 NFL season may or may not happen. Brady underwent the operation after playing through a stress fracture for about half of the 2010 season. No word in the report about training camp, though of course nobody knows exactly when those may start either.

He's also been seen getting around without his trusty walking boot, another good sign for New England Patriots fans.

Despite the injury, Brady led New England to the NFL's best record. Even though the team just drafted Ryan Mallet, few are interpreting that as a sign of worry over Brady's health. The Arkansas Razorbacks rookie is expected to be a long-term project and potential fixer-upper for a future trade.

For more on Brady’s injury, check out SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.


Tom Brady Out Of Surgery For Injured Foot, Reportedly Doing Great

After playing with a stress fracture in his right foot throughout the 2010 season, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly underwent a successful surgery to repair the injury on Thursday. The surgery went well, according to sources near Brady, and he should be ready for training camp.

The procedure involved inserting a screw into the affected bone in an effort to lessen the damage as the bone heals. The screw is meant to prevent the bone from becoming a full fracture, letting the body heal naturally over time. While the bone heals, Brady will likely be in a walking boot for up to six weeks.

After it was initially believed Brady injured his foot just before or during the Patriots loss to the New York Jets last Sunday, reports surfaced indicating he’d been playing with the stress fracture for most of the season. Despite the injury, Brady passed for 3600 yards and 36 touchdowns to just four interceptions.

The injury will force Brady to miss the Pro Bowl on Jan. 30. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel will take his place.

For more on Brady’s injury, check out SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.


Tom Brady Reportedly Played 2010 Season With Stress Fracture In Right Foot

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady spent the entire year playing with a stress fracture in his right foot that predated the 2010 season and grew worse as the schedule wore on, according to a report from the NFL's Albert Breer

Breer cites a source who says that the stress fracture was "no trivial injury" and that it became "very, very painful in the middle of the season."

WEEI originally reported Wednesday morning that Brady had a fractured foot that he suffered either "before or during" the Jets game on Sunday. Later in the day, CSNNE's Tom Curran broke the news that the quarterback was suffering from a stress fracture that occurred before the 2010 season ever began. And now Breer has confirmed that report, adding that the fracture dates back as far as 2008. 

The injury predates Brady's reconstructive knee surgery, and caused the quarterback to miss time during 2008 training camp. The problems caused by the injury subsided after Brady injured his knee, and he played through the 2009 season with "no problems" in the foot at all. He also had no issue with the foot in the 2010 offseason, but it "really flared up in the fall."

The injury is the reason Brady missed Wednesday practices weekly starting on Nov. 7 through the end of the regular season, and was limited on various other occasions. Brady's condition did improve to the point where he was fine for the team's playoff game last Sunday, but it's an injury that will continue to have to be dealt with.

In addition to missing Wednesday practices, Brady began to appear on the weekly injury report with a "foot" injury following the Week 9 loss at Cleveland. He remained probable with both a shoulder and foot injury for the remainder of the season.

Due to the injury, Brady will skip out on the Pro Bowl. He will be replaced by former backup Matt Cassel. Furthermore, Brady is said to going under the knife "as soon as Thursday afternoon."

“The operation, which may involve the insertion of a screw, is similar to what Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had last fall for a fractured navicular bone.”

The surgery is not expected to keep the quarterback from training camp.

Keep an eye on SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit for updates and reaction.

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