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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    Is it Tomarsehat reporting it? Maybe he just ran out of jowels to count on.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    It sucks, but reading the article they say if there's any suspicion of an infection they'll operate as much as they need too. The doctor still thinks Brady will be back just fine. It sucks hearing he's still under the knife though.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    Karen Guregian.

    In any case, let me quote a small portion of the article, to allay your fears somewhat:

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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    Besides, he's got almost a full year to heal.

    If the 'second and third' surgeries happened in..you know...June, I'd be a bit more worried about his availability but he should be fine for the 09 season.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    Not knowing sucks. Seems like he has been through alot.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    The way I see it is this--he signed a contract through 2010. And I'm pretty damn sure he plans to fulfill it to the best of his ability--and that means being ready to go Opening Day 2009.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    It sucks he has to have a 3rd surgery but at the same time atleast its still early and will have plenty of time to recover from it.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    God news like this makes my stomach drop. Not in the good, roller-coaster way, but in the dog-hit-by-car way.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    I'm hoping they don't have to start from scratch.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    I missed read the article. It says he had two more procedures on the knee since the one last week. So they opened his knee up four times now? Any doctors around?
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    The Herald? They're still around? I thought we banned them from having anything to do with the Pats.

    Im sure his knee will be fine, so don't anyone panic. trust me :D
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    Stop being played for fools by reporters who think you are stupid.

    When you have a localized infection, they often keep the wound open so they can go in to drain and clean the infected area. It's basically to keep fluid from building up. Either drain it or wait for it to be absorbed by the body. Technically, each time they drain the wound, it's a "surgery". In reality, they doctors are simply draining the infection for the days or week it takes for the massive antibiotics to run their course.

    This is all so much fear mongering.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    This 3rd operation is alarming news and all of a sudden I'm not thinking just about Carson Palmer, my thoughts include Garrison Hearst as well. You may remember, Hearst twisted his ankle all the way around in a playoff game for the forty niners. He had significant circulatory problems after the surgery as the blood supply to his foot got cut off which caused one of the bones in his foot to die, leading to something called avascular necrosis. Yes we are talking about Brady's knee, not his foot, but nerve damage and blood vessel injury are potential complications with ACL reconstruction.

    Major ACL surgery complications include, but are not limited to:


    * Serious infections
    * Fracture of the kneecap or thighbone
    * Rupture or failure of the graft
    * Blood clots in the legs, pelvis, or lungs
    * Nerve injury
    * Serious bleeding from blood vessel injury
    * Serious reaction to anesthesia
    * Allergic reaction to medication
    * Persistent pain or numbness
    * Long-term decreased knee motion
    * Persistent swelling of the knee
    * Transmission of disease (if a cadaver ACL is used)
    * Thighbone fracture (if a hamstring graft is used)
    * Continued knee looseness or return of the original symptoms
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    ....it's too much fun.

    Brady's doomed. Pats fans are doomed. We're all doomed. Where'd that panic button go???? Anybody got the panic button???
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    I think we busted that panic button a few weeks ago. It gets pushed about 20 times a day here. :D
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    thanks sunshine:rolleyes:

    You forgot to mention Robert Edwards. Either way, I'm still confident that Brady will be fine. He has the best doctors(and a super model) caring for that knee.
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    I fixed it fo ya:D
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

    x2

    10 char
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    Re: Boston herald is reporting Brady had to have a third surgery

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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    Is the panic button anything like the "Staples" button?
    If so, we are seriously in trouble, because that thing looks like those stupid battery operated lights that last about 5 clicks....
    Only in red.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    Look, here is how I look at it.

    They have the best doctors in the world looking after our #12's knee. If it can be fixed it will. We all know Tom's work ethic, if it can be done, he can do it. We all know Tom's mental strength, the strength required to smartly push the effort.

    So everybody calm the frig down, support Matt and the team going forward.

    Short term goals?...we have a division to win here.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    Brady is Fine.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    I hate articles like this. The fact of the matter it could be anything from nothing more than extra precautions to make sure the infection is gone to they have to redo the surgery. The doctor seems to think it isn't that big deal of a deal, but could be major. But like most reports these days, they throw out the worst case, Armegeddon scenario no matter how remote the possibilities are.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    You have to learn to decipher bad/fluff journalism. This is not disimilar to how tabloids turn nuggets and rumours into headlines.

    They could guess right that things go badly, as the Herald likes to do. It would have been just as easy to find an expert that would allay the fan concerns. A positive spin simply won't sell papers.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    On weei they are saying the Patriots are not happy with Bradys choice of doctors. Why did they allow him to do it?
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    I gotta agree here. Maybe, this happens with a lot of these ACL surgeries and stories like this only get reported in the players city. Or since it's Brady, any bit off news will be printed. If there worried about infection, then there doing the right thing.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    I'm worried about it IF TRUE, If there is any problem get it sorted now is the best approach. I wonder if the Herald has a tape of the operation?

    On another note Meterparel is almost giddy about Brady missing next season, what a DB.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    I didn't finish the article. Anytime I read "THE HERALD HAS LEARNED" in an article, it's my cue to stop reading. It should be yours too.

    Heal well Tom, see you in a few months.
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    Re: Guregian: Brady has two more sugeries; patellar tendon graft could fail

    BTW--here's what Brady had to say late last season:

    Somehow, I don't see this as an exception.
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