I don't know if this makes the news any better or not, but it seems that because Brady's MCL wasn't fully healed when the surgery was done and the doctor had to do some work on the MCL, the MCL became infected. It doesn't seem like it makes the prognosis for the ACL any better though. Brady's eagerness might be cause of setback - NFL - NBCSports.com Granted Curran says that if they have to redo the surgery they can do it in six weeks after the infection is cleared and it would make him miss the beginning of the 2009 season. Except if the recovery time is the same for a redo as if they did it the first time, Brady shouldn't miss any of the season. He would have the surgery before the end of the year and have almost eight months until training camp to recover. Maybe it is longer recovery time the second time around.