TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady played the 2020 season and led the Buccaneers to an at-home Super Bowl LV victory with a torn MCL, according to reports.
But the severity of the tear appears yet to be determined with NFL insider Ian Rapoport reporting the injury was a full MCL tear.
"#Bucs QB Tom Brady’s injury was actually more serious than that. It was a fully torn MCL, sources say, that required surgery following the Super Bowl win," he tweeted.
The seven-time Super Bowl champ revealed during this year's minicamp that his knee issue started over a year ago — in April 2020 — which means he played an entire 20-game season and won Super Bowl LV with a bum knee.
"It was an injury I dealt with since last April-May," Brady said at the time. "I knew I would have to have something done at the end of the year. Happy I did it. It certainly needed to be done, and it was a great outcome, so I'm very happy about that. I'll be able to do some different things this year that I wasn't able to do last year."
Though he didn't give specifics on the injury, saying he's a little "old school" in that regard. Brady never appeared on the injury report during the 2020 season.
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