Tom Brady is going under the knife, but only for a minor “cleanup” on his knee following the Buccaneers Super Bowl LV win on Sunday over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reports say that Brady is set for a minor knee operation now that the season is finally over. The surgery is being called a “cleanup” by head coach Bruce Arians.
The 43-year-old is not expected to miss any important time after the surgery, and depending on when Tampa Bay gets back to work for their offseason workouts, he should be ready to go.
The quarterback looked just fine sliding out of the pocket during Sunday’s game 31-9 win. ESPN reports that the injury “was not a recent injury” and that he “had been planning the procedure for months.”
Brady, among other accolades, might be the most durable quarterback in the game, despite his age. He hasn’t missed a single game due to injury in 12 straight seasons.
The last time Brady missed time with an injury took place 13 seasons ago back in 2008 when he tore his ACL in the season opener, oddly enough against the same franchise that he took down for a title last Sunday, the Chiefs.
The quarterback could plainly be seen wearing a brace on his left knee Wednesday during the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl boat parade.