It would be easy to think that everything was fine and dandy with Tom Brady. Even with the news that he needed a procedure to help deal with an infection, how bad could things be when there are pictures of him and Gisele Bundchen prancing around in tabloids all the time? Pretty bad as it turns out.
Brady needed two more procedures after the October 15 cleaning to help deal with the infection, the Boston Herald reports this morning. Those are setbacks, to be sure, but are nothing compared to the worst case scenario for the Patriot quarterback.
According to the source, the fear is the patellar tendon graft used to replace Brady's anterior cruciate ligament is in danger of becoming compromised. Should that occur, the entire ACL reconstruction would have to be removed and redone from scratch.
That could have serious ramifications for Brady's football future. Doctors would have to wait until they were sure the infection was completely gone before they did another reconstruction. That would hamper his offseason workouts and perhaps training camp and beyond.
It's too soon to make any dire predictions but not too soon to say that Brady's had some awful luck with this surgery. Let's hope that doctors get this infection under control sooner rather than later so that Brady can get back on the field and off the table.