With all of the worry, hype, and wonder surrounding the infection of Tom Brady’s knee, I have been unable to keep up with every break in the story. With that, I give you the major headlines over the last day:
The Boston Herald reports that Tom Brady has undergone two more procedures to help clear the infection in Tom Brady’s knee.
Later, ESPN reported the same thing. However, they stated that the Patriots were unhappy with the situation. Brady listened to the wishes of his family and received the surgery in California, when the team wanted Brady to use a team doctor. They also reported that Brady’s return to the field is still currently unknown.
The Patriots, in respone to ESPN’s report, issued the following statement:
“Today, ESPN cited an unnamed source who supposedly expressed the feelings of the Patriots ‘organization.’ This unsubstantiated report does not represent the team’s views whatsoever. We have supported Tom Brady one hundred percent from day one of this process and will continue to do so. We issued a statement last Saturday expressing our complete organizational support for Tom. That support includes all aspects of the process. Unfortunately, our statement was not mentioned or referenced in ESPN’s report. Today, we reiterate our total support for Tom as he recovers from his injury.”
Then, in a twist, NBC Sports reported that the infected area was actually in the MCL. Brady’s MCL wasn’t fully healed when he reconstructed the ACL, and the doctor tried to fix some looseness in the MCL during the reconstruction.
Finally, this morning, Dr. James Andrews, Brady’s surgeon, commented on the situation. In the LA Times, he stated that the knee was getting better, and that Brady was responding well to the antibiotics.
Clearly, from the constant swaying of this story, nobody has any idea what is going on. People may pretend they know, but in the end, we will just have to wait to see what unfolds.