The patriots organization has been very quite about this whole thing. All they have said is that Brady will require surgery and will be out for the season. Something’s up.
Rumor is it’s a torn ACL. The video replays really haven’t given us a good look into the exact nature of the injury. If you look at this picture, it’s got torn MCL written all over it.
So why not announce the injury? If it’s an ACL, it sucks for Brady, but it’s not the end of the world, just the end of the season (in all likeliness). There’s nothing good about tearing an ACL, but it is not an uncommon injury, and the prognosis is generally good. If Brady tore his ACL, there is no logical reason for the patriots to hold off on a detailed report.
With an MCL tear, the prognosis is actually generally better than an ACL tear, however, anytime the MCL is torn the other ligaments are run a very high risk of being injured also. Again, if Brady simply tore his MCL, the pats would have no reason to hide it.
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that this injury may be even more serious than most currently believe. I think Brady tore his MCL, ACL, and meniscus, and the prognosis is that this could be a career-threatening injury.[/quote]
I’m leaning towards agreeing with you, however, Belichick has always been secretive and ambiguous about player injuries.