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The Brady Facts

Here's what we know about Tom Brady of the New England Patriots...

--Brady led the NFL with a QB rating of 111.o. He led the NFL with 36 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. He will be the NFL's MVP when the award is announced.

--in 2009, Brady threw for 28 TD's and 13 INT's. A solid season.

Here's what we also know about Tom Brady....

--he has been playing with a stress fracture in his right foot for a couple of years. Brady had been warned by doctors that if he continued to play on it, the bone in his foot could completely break and become a nightmare to deal with. So saying he had a "stress fracture" was abolutely correct(as Dennis and Callahan pointed out)...

--Brady's name had been on the injury report this season with a foot injury. He played through it, because that's what Tom Brady wants and feels he should do. The pain got more tolerable as the season wound down and he felt better heading into the Jets play-off game feeling better than he had in a long time. But, he still had a "stress fracture" in his foot as he once again found out in his exit interview. A hairline fracture of a bone in that right foot.

--Again, we clearly found out that Brady can 1) play in pain and 2) play at an MVP-level in pain while also remaining an unquestioned leader on Bill Belichick's team.

Here's what we also know about Tom Brady....

--Brady had been told he should have surgery on his right foot to take care of the problem once and for all. He still was hesitant and wasn't going to have it as late as Wednesday night. In fact, the Pats were basically once again resigned to the fact that he wasn't going to have surgery.

--However, Brady woke up Thursday morning...called the Patriots and told them he was going to have the surgery.

--the surgery was performed by Dr George Theodore and Dr Tom Gill Thursday afternoon at Massachusetts General Hospital.

--the surgery was very similar to the one done on Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's foot this past summer. Pedroia tried to come back without the surgery and just couldn't perform the baseball activities at a level good enough to help the team.

--if all goes well in the healing department....Tom Brady should be able to begin running in the 3- to possibly 4-month range.

--he should make a full recovery and be good to go when the Pats open up training camp in July(if there is no lockout).

What we don't know? How Tom Brady at the age of 34 will come back and play.

What we do know? Don't ever count Tom Brady out....ever.

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