When you’re a 43-year-old quarterback in the NFL, you’re bound to have some maintenance days.
That appears to be the case for Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who will be undergoing offseason knee surgery, per Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times. Stroud also mentioned that Bruce Arians described the surgery as a ‘clean-up’ and he later confirmed that the injury is indeed football-related.
#GoBucs QB Tom Brady will have a minor surgical procedure on his knee, one that coach Bruce Arians described as "a clean up."— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) February 11, 2021
To be clear, this is a football related injury. https://t.co/ak4Nxmze5X— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) February 11, 2021
Brady could be seen wearing a knee brace while celebrating the Bucs’ win over the Chiefs during Wednesday’s boat parade, so now it appears the question is just when the seven-time Super Bowl winner will go under the knife.
This isn’t anything new for a veteran NFL player. No pun intended, but it can oftentimes be looked at as ‘standard procedure’ at this point in a particular player’s career.
Regardless, it’s safe to say that there will be many, many eyes on Brady and his left knee over the upcoming months and into the regular season.