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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2008/09/10/sources_brady_tore_acl_and_mcl/

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    That's pretty good news. Not as good as just one ligament but additional stuff would have been more worrisome. For comparison, Carson Palmer tore his ACL and MCL but also tore cartilage and dislocated his kneecap.
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    I can tell you one thing - Brady WILL be at the start of training camp in july of 2009

    Anyone who wants to bet me he won't be ready to go at that time is welcome to wager whatever they wish.....
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    Um, didn't Culpepper tear both?
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    Ligament damage isn't nearly as bad as the latter two ailments, as I can personally attest. There's no reason he can't come back and be the same player he always was, if this is in fact true.
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    Good to hear that there was no cartilage damage. It's always better to have as few complications as possible. There have been reports about a broken bone as well - I wonder if anybody's heard if that's true as well? If it's only two torn ligaments I think that really improves the prognosis - knees blowing up with broken bones, torn cartilage, torn ligaments, dislocations, etc., well, shudder.
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    Agreed... I initially started feeling worse when I saw it...then I realized that either way he's on IR so he's done for the year.
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    Culpepper also rehabbed at HealthSouth.
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    And started opening day the next year, despite his injury occuring four months later than Brady's. Bad yes but could have been a lot worse.
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    Well this is good news. The angle of the hit said definitely MCL. IR said definitely ACL. Nothing further is the best news we've gotten this week.
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    Yes but he was bad before he got hurt plus he didn't do a rehab consistent with what most doctors recommend. If Brady has surgery on 10/1 that puts him about 4 months ahead of when Phillip Rivers tore his ACL.
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    Yes, and since Brady is in every other respect a clone of Daunte Culpepper, we should all be very, very worried.

    Seriously, enough about Daunte Culpepper. The dude was an IDIOT as a QB and relied on his physical skills. When those were gone and he didn't have Moss anymore, it's easy to see why he sucked ass.
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    I clicked your link,yes the Manning boys look like they feel out of the ugly goober tree and hit every branch on the way down.
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    He tore both along with his PCL. Culpepper also had cartlidge damage. Much more severe than what Brady apparently has.
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    It's good news......... Tear is a pretty broad description. the fact that the MCL is not gonna be repaired surgically and left to heal on it's own, pretty much means that its a minor tear. No cartilage damage is HUGE.

    He'll be back practicing in 10 months. Probably have an abbreviated camp, and be ready for the opener. Then the big ?? will be do we go with the HOF QB, or the 2009 SB MVP QB. Can you say quarterback controversy. :D
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    Okay, thank God. At least Brady's isn't as serious. And by the way, I could not care less about Culpepper. The injuries just sounded similar which is why I was asking.
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    Culpepper injury was to three ligaments:
    http://wcco.com/vikings/Daunte.Culpepper.injury.2.352612.html

    Then he had another surgery a year later:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=2681426

    Culpepper's injury happened later in the year and he rushed back and it was three ligaments not two, plus he always carried too much weight for his frame. So when people say it's the same thing, no it's not. The only similarity is that they both suffered season ending knee injuries.
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    Good job with all these posts...heard the news earlier today but it wasn't complete.
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    Well, fair enough, but even if they were exactly the same, it wouldn't mean Brady would become Culpepper 2.0. There are too many other variables.
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    Culpepper also tore his PCL and had cartilidge damage. Brady has niether.
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