Recent Reports About Tom Brady’s Knee Injury Will Blow Your Mind

Published 07/16/2021, 9:31 AM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signals after winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


Tom Brady is a bonafide NFL superstar. A three-time MVP and record seven-time Super Bowl winner, many believe that Tom Brady is undoubtedly the greatest star to grace the sport. 

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During his time at New England, the QB won six Super Bowls but was still labelled by some as a “system quarterback.” While the system worked, people said Brady would not be able to achieve the same sort of success had he played for some other team. 

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So Tom Brady did just that. Signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent in 2020, Brady won the franchise a Super Bowl at the age of 43.

Breaking the system quarterback label, Brady further strengthened his case to be called the GOAT. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, one would be shocked to know the circumstances that he played under. 

Tom Brady played Super Bowl LV with a torn MCL

Right after his triumph at the Super Bowl LV, Tom Brady underwent knee surgery to take care of a minor issue. But recent reports suggest something completely else.  

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According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Brady played Super Bowl LV with a torn MCL. And injury which otherwise leaves players restricted to a wheelchair. 

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Brady is believed to have picked up the tear during his last season with the New England Patriots in 2019. The tear which is believed to have worsened over time though did not stop the QB from taking to the field. In fact, Brady didn’t miss a single game and not once did his name make the team’s injury report.

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

If this is indeed true, it is in violation of the NFL’s rules and regulations regarding injuries. Not disclosing the nature of an injured player can lead to suspensions and fines. But as per PFT.com, the league’s officials have declined to comment on the matter.

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Regardless of what happens next, one can’t help but admire Brady’s remarkable willpower and desire to win. If he could take the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl with a torn MCL, who knows what the side will be capable of with Brady’s knee issue now tended to.  

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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