Tom Brady’s Knee Surgery May Be More Invasive Than Originally Reported

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It was supposed to just be a “little cleanup.” But the offseason surgery on Tom Brady’s knee may be a little more than that.

According to ESPN, the surgery scheduled to follow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback’s seventh Super Bowl win was expected to be minor. Not so, a source told the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin.

Instead, it’s expected to be something more than minor. “When it comes out, all this does is build his legend even greater,” Volin quoted the source as saying.

Brady, 43, has won more Super Bowls than any team. Between the Buccaneers (one) and Patriots (nine), he’s been to 10 Super Bowls in all. He finished this past season He finished this past regular season with 4,633 yards passing, 40 touchdowns and a mere 12 interceptions.

He was especially impressive in the season’s biggest game — completing 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards with three TDs as the Buccaneers stomped the Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 Super Bowl LV laugher.

But he will be 44 years old at the start of next season and coming off knee surgery. How invasive that knee surgery really is, it seems, remains very much open to question.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. I still find it funny when any surgery is deemed…’a little clean up’.

    My tonsil surgery was ‘a little clean up’…still didn’t mean it wasn’t invasive or took a while to heal.

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