Tom Brady led the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl at the age of 43, which is already impressive.
According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday, He also won the 55th Super Bowl with a serious injury; he played on the MCL with a torn left knee. According to the report, Brady was injured in his final season with the Patriots in 2019, and it gradually deteriorated during his championship battle with Tampa Bay.
Brady has previously stated that he Entering the 2020 season with a knee injury And start to deal with it in April. This is the first time the severity of the injury has been reported, and it is also the first reported that the injury occurred during his New England period.
When Brady underwent offseason surgery after winning the Super Bowl, the surgery was described as Clean up to relieve the discomfort of his knee.
MCL is a ligament that connects the tibia and thigh bone and keeps the knee stable. According to WebMDThe website states that if athletes compete with a torn MCL, they may be at risk of overextension or backward bending of their knees.
WebMD also pointed out that due to a tear in the MCL, it may be difficult to walk or put pressure on the legs. As a right-handed quarterback, Brady will use his left leg to enter his pass and apply force on his pitch. This did not stop Brady from passing 40 touchdown passes to only 12 interceptions, totaling 4,633 yards. During the playoffs, he completed 10 more touchdowns for 1,061 yards.
The Pirates never listed Brady’s torn MCL in the 2020 injury report, which may result in NFL penalties. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk Indicates that the league has fined teams for undisclosed injuries in the past, just like when the Jets were fined in 2009, because they did not notice quarterback Brett Favre’s biceps tendon in 2008 Torn.
But even if the Pirates are fined for undisclosed injuries, they must expect to see what a perfectly healthy Brady will look like in 2021, even at the age of 44.