WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback star Tom Brady would need at least five months’ rest.
- In an earlier tweet this week, the 43-year-old asked for suggestions on what to do while being sidelined for several months.
- The Bucs remained positive that Brady will be back in shape.
Tom Brady’s knee surgery does not seem to be just a clean-up as his recovery would last up to five months.
Boston Globe’s Ben Volin said that the operation was not just a mere “clean-up.” According to a source whom he spoke with, if Brady’s injury would come out, it would further build his legacy.
On Wednesday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said that his quarterback’s left knee surgery would yield at least four months of rest.
“I think he’s probably looking [at] somewhere around June, right now, from what I hear,” the coach noted, according to ESPN.com.
Arians’ remark would be synonymous with Brady’s timeline based on a tweet he posted on Monday.
“Soooo what am I supposed to do for the next 5 months…?,” the 43-year-old athlete wrote, as he looked for ideas on how to spend his time while being on the sideline.
When Brady comes back, Arians would like to see him play alongside the Bucs, similar to what they did last season. The coach, though, also noted that Brady no longer needs such offseason training activities (OTA), all the more at this point in time.
“Wherever they meet and work out — I’m hoping we have an offseason for the younger players,” Arians said. “Tom doesn’t need it, but for the younger players — first-, second-and third-year players — we’ve missed two years of player development with where we’re at now. We don’t need to miss another one.”
In his final years as a Patriot, Brady usually skipped the team’s OTAs in order to spend more time with his family.
Should the NFL allow OTAs this year and his best quarterback will be present, Arians said that the team would be benefiting from it despite his condition.
“His leadership — he doesn’t have to be out there throwing it anymore,” Arians said. “He can be there standing and coach the s— out of them.”
Ultimately, the Bucs remained confident despite Brady’s condition. They even already have ongoing talks for a potential career extension once his contract expires in the upcoming season.
Source: CBS Sports