Boston, MA (Sports Network) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tore
both the ACL and MCL in his left knee, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
The newspaper also reported medical tests revealed no damage to the other
ligaments and no torn cartilage.
Brady suffered the injury during the during the first quarter of Sunday's
17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He was hit in the back of his
left knee by Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard and crumpled to the turf, clutching
A typical course of action is to wait 4-to-6 weeks for the MCL tear to heal,
then reconstruct the ACL. According to the paper, the reigning MVP will
undergo surgery in one month. He is expected to face 6-to-9 months of recovery
and rehabilitation following the procedure.
Brady threw a single-season record of 50 touchdowns last season for the AFC
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