Tom Brady out until June after substantial knee surgery
When Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians announced earlier this month that Tom Brady would have to undergo knee surgery at some point this offseason, he noted that the procedure would he a simple “clean-up”. However, it seems the surgery might have been slightly more serious than that.
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the surgery was more than a clean-up and a source even told Volin that when the true nature of the injury comes out, it will “build [Brady’s] legend even greater.”
“I think he’s probably looking [at] somewhere around June, right now, from what I hear,” Arians said of Brady’s recovery time, via ESPN.com.
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The timeline from Arians could explain a random tweet that Brady sent out earlier this week.
Soooo what am I supposed to do for the next 5 months…?
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) February 21, 2021
Twitter aside, the fact that Tom Brady is likely going to miss the entire spring portion of the offseason isn’t that big of a deal. During his final few years in New England, the quarterback regularly skipped the team’s offseason training activities (OTAs) so that he could spend more time with this family.
Also, Brady might not end up missing anything at all and that’s because there’s no guarantee that OTAs are even going to happen this year. After all, they were canceled last year due to the pandemic and the NFL has yet to announce how things are going to work this offseason.