Tom Brady has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. This injury to Tom Brady has ended his 2008 season with the New England Patriots. According to sources close to the Patriots, Brady’s knee injury is serious enough to make him sit out for the rest of the 2008 NFL season.
The knee injury was caused when Bernard Pollard of the Kansas City Chiefs fell on Brady’s knee during today’s Patriots Vs Chiefs game. Brady had to be helped off the field by team officials as he was unable to walk on his own.
Tom Brady has played 128 consecutive games for the patriots and is the most popular player on the team. To see the Patriots without their best player on the field is a very rare sight and the fact that Brady will not play this season any more will dent the enthusiasm and following of the team’s fans.
A former fourth-stringer who was the 199th overall selection in the 2000 draft, Brady himself took over at quarterback when longtime starter Drew Bledsoe sustained a life-threatening chest injury in a 2001 game against the New York Jets. Brady led the Patriots to their first NFL title that year, another in 2003 and another in 2004.
In the process, Brady has become one of the league’s biggest stars and a crossover cover boy who has met the Pope and the president, dated actresses and supermodels and rewrote one of the NFL’s most coveted records.
Last year, while leading New England to a 16-0 regular season, Brady set a record with 50 touchdown passes and improved his overall record as a starter to 100-27 — the best in the Super Bowl era. The Patriots blew a chance at an unprecedented 19-0 season and a fourth NFL title with a 17-14 loss in February’s Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots have already started to see beyond Tom Brady for this season. Free agent Quarterback Chris Simms is scheduled to be interviewed on monday by the Patriots. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are also reportedly interested in Chris Simms.
[Via : NFL]