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    Infection slows Patriots quarterback Brady's rehab - The Boston Globe

    Serious uncertainty. Sounds like he will not be ready for TC and probably a good bit therafter. Makes me think that the team will be looking for a little QB insurance this summer. I wonder what they would have to sacrifice to pony up the money to keep Cassel? Is it even possible given what other teams will offer?
     
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    *Sigh*

    If you read a story that it's going to rain tomorrow, do you assume there will be a flood?

    I love phrases like, "In all likelihood..."

    More NFL sources too.


    Just prepare yourself for this "story" of mights, maybes, expert opinions and NFL sources every few weeks...until they actually have real, hard facts on his condition.
     
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    Huh? I read this article and it sounds more likely that Brady will be back for training camp. The article stated that the likelihood is that there will not be a need to replace the ACL and the infection is subsiding. It even states in the article that Brady doesn't need to rush back to rehab because training camp is in July and that many athletes break new grounds in rehabbing these types of injuries.

    Exerpts from the article:


    Yes, there is still some uncertainty still, but this article is encouraging, not discouraging. It looks like this will only be a month or so setback rather than months or over a year or his career as people were predicting several weeks ago.

    I did not see anything that said he wouldn't be ready for training camp. In fact, they stated the opposite was a definite possibility.
     
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    I still think its way to early to speculate, he has 8-9 months to be ready. I think the best thing for all would have Brady speak up himself and say how he really is doing.. This damn staph infection, is a serious thing..
     
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    Some of the same experts said this was career threatening a couple weeks ago. No expert can accurately assess Brady's situation unless they examine his knee and see the MRIs. It is all speculation.

    That said. I saw this piece as positive not negative. The headline is deceiving. Yes, there is a threat of scarring, but that is a thread without an infection. But it is increased with the infection, but not neccessarily a definite possibility.
     
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    There is nothing news-like about this article. Tripe.
     
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    its old news the same story was written 3 weeks ago by the herald nothing new except hes back in boston rehabbing which is positive
     
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    My take on the piece was the same as yours. I was particularly encouraged by the final quotes from Dr. Wilk. Imagine if the headline had been "Dr. Says Brady Chances of Not Being the Same 1 in 2M"?
     
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    There is news in this article. Old news, but news none the less. It does state that Brady came to Boston for a check up and that he suffered from a staph infection. And the likelihood that the ACL will not need to be replaced, but no final decision will be made until Brady is done with his antibotic treatment.

    Otherwise, it is all speculation and conjecture just like the stuff that went on a few weeks ago that had Brady anywhere from a few week set back to the doctors needing to amputate his leg. It will just lead to more people calling WEEI with their horror stories of unrelated ACL injuries from 20 years ago to compare to Brady.
     
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    That's my point. Most of the spin is intended to cause hype by speculating about thing we already knew and what ifs. That is shoddy journalism.
     
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    What?!? A positive headline in the news? Never happen. They wish that they could have gotten a doctor who said there is there is a one in a zillion shot that Brady may lose his leg so they could run with the headline: "Doctor: Brady may have his leg amputated". That is more likely than them using your headline.
     
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    Whoa, wait a sec. This is nothing more than a fairly in depth piece written about the surgery and the infection.

    Lets not start with the Sky is Falling

    Did you miss this part?


    "If someone wanted to bet me today if Brady makes it back, I would not bet against him, no way," said Kevin Wilk, who as associate clinical director of Birmingham, Ala.,-based Champion Sports Medicine works closely with Dr. James Andrews and who has helped more than 500 NFL players recover from ACL surgery. "He'll make it back because he's a smart guy, a pro athlete with the best of medical care.

    "They're not going to let him fail. They're going to do everything humanly possible. Unless something goes really weird, something that was a 1 in 2 million shot, he's going to make it back and back at the same level."
     
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    Did your knee hit the table when it jerked like that? It says that NOWHERE in the article.
     
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    It was the old "Glass is Half-Empty" ploy
     
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    Even if Brady is 100% going into TC I still want us to keep Cassel in the fold.
     
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    Given the caliber of QB talent around the league right now, good luck with that. . . . :)
     
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    And people wonder why Brady is staying out of sight. Jeez. Let the man heal in peace for goodness sake. :rolleyes:
     
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    I read the piece as very positive, but cautionary. That's probably how we should be thinking about this.

    The Odds are good that he's going to be fine and return to his prior form. But there is always uncertainty with an injury like this, compounded, in this case, by the infection. So, we should be hopeful and indeed optimistic, but not feel "blindsided" if it turns out he's not ready for TC and there is a delay in his return either to the lineup or his old level of play.

    As for keeping Matt, it's starting to look like he's developing into at least a solid and possibly a very good NFL starting QB. The Salary Cap is, however, not designed to allow a team to carry two skill position players at top salaries, which would have to happen in order to franchise him or meet the market price that would be set for him, given how desperate some other teams are for a quality starter at that position. I'm sure they could manipulate the money so they can do it, but it would mean shorting other positions. So, some tough decisions could lie ahead, complicated by what will be at least some degree of uncertainy about TB until the summer.
     
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    Well said.

    Tom has almost 10 months to recover before the first game of 2009, does anyone REALLY think Tom F'n Brady won't be ready?
     
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    Well, I am guessing that he will be. The media loves to feed on stories like these and make it a doomsday scenario. I remember when Carson Palmer blew out his knee (worse than Brady because he dislocated his knee and tore cartlidge) in the playoffs in January, people in the media said it was career ending. The guy threw for over 4,000 yards and didn't miss any time the next season.

    News is entertainment now. Fear sells. That is why we hear gas prices will go to $10 before they ever hit $2 again. The Y2k bug was going to have planes falling from the sky. Everyone in the world are going to die of either Mad Cow Disease, SARS, AIDS, or the Bird Flu in the next few years.

    Brady suffering a setback that puts his recovery back a month and half doesn't sell. Him potentially missing the 2009 season or forced to retire is big news. Who cares if he is more likely to be ready to practice in passing camp than miss the regular season next year (not sure if that is true, but just saying it to make a point)? That isn't news enough.
     
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