The New England Patriots’ Tom Brady has had his right foot surgically repaired after the stress fracture suffered last season. The surgery took place on January 20, and by all accounts, healing has progressed on-schedule, meaning that the QB is currently expected to be ready to go when the next season kicks off. In March, Brady was seen wearing walking boots in Brazil where he did some traveling with his wife Giselle Bunchen. On April 1, he was in LA though, throwing some passes, his foot clearly free of the above said walking shoes.
The injury first became common knowledge during last season’s week 10 when Brady’s name appeared on an injury report prior to the Pats’ game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The foot surgery marks the 5th time the QB went under the knife for various injuries, including a season-ending knee problem in 2008. Despite the numerous dents and bruises, Brady expects to have a long a fructuous NFL career ahead of him.
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In other news: the Jacksonville Jaguars’ running back Maurice Jones-Drew and defensive end Aaron Kampman are also well on their way to recovery. Both players will likely be back in time for next season, but general manager Gene Smith is aware of the fact that probably none of them will be 100%. Jones-Drew played the entire last season with a torn meniscus in his left knee, which continued to go from bad to worse. Kampman’s problem was with his right knee in which the anterior cruciate ligament gave way on November 11. His season ended there, while Jones-Drew only missed the last two games of the season.
The running back has already been able to run since April, something that was not expected to happen until well into May. Props to both of them on their recoveries and here’s to a productive next season, especially by Jones-Drew.