Brady Surgery Sends Cassel To Pro Bowl

The Boston Globe reported Wednesday evening that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady will undergo surgery on his right foot Thursday afternoon or Monday morning.

That means he will be unable to play in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 30 in Honolulu. That should send Chiefs QB Matt Cassel as his replacement. Practices will start Monday in Hawaii.

Brady has dealt with a foot problem for several years, but the injury worsened during the ’10 season, although he did not miss a game. He’s expected to have surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. If the repaired bone in his foot heals as expected, Brady should be ready for the start of training camp.

Obviously, he will not be ready for the NFL’s all-star game; his selection for the Pro Bowl was the sixth of his career. Now, his one-time backup Cassel will step in for him once again. The last time that happened was in the 2008 regular season opener for the Patriots when Brady suffered a season ending knee injury against the Chiefs and Cassel became the starting QB the rest of the season.

Cassel will join QBs Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers who to this point have not indicated any reasons they won’t be able to play.

4 Responses to “Brady Surgery Sends Cassel To Pro Bowl”

  • January 20, 2011  - Edward says:

    This is great for Matt. Definately should help his confidence going into next season. And just being around Peyton Manning and all other top QB he should pick few things they do to try to apply to his game. Well deserve without a doubt.

  • January 20, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    Im happy for Matt.

    But I think the Pro Bowl is just a waste of time, especially being played before the Super Bowl. So many players pull out now and add the players on the two teams in the Super Bowl who cant make it and you have so many add-ons to the game, its just silly. It’s not like the game is entertaining at all or played at high speed and any real big hits since no one wants to be injured. The NFL should just name the probowlers and that’s it.

  • January 20, 2011  - el cid says:

    I am with you Kiowa. The recognization is nice, because of large contracts, the money has no meaning. Read elsewhere, give the probowlers a nice dinner and a trip to the beach (also he wanted to see the cheerleaders in a flag football game, but do not want included, wife would object).

  • January 20, 2011  - Michael says:

    Good for Cassel. Good for the Chiefs.

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