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Bucs QB Tom Brady to have off-season knee surgery

Bucs QB Tom Brady to have off-season knee surgery
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is expected to be ready for the 2021-22 season after off-season knee surgery. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will have off-season surgery on his left knee following his seventh Super Bowl victory Sunday.

Sources told NFL Network, ESPN and the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday about the planned surgery. Brady played with discomfort throughout the 2020-21 season. The clean-up-type operation is expected to be minor and was planned several months ago.

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Brady, 43, wore a compression sleeve over the knee when the Buccaneers had a boat parade Super Bowl celebration Thursday in Tampa, Fla.

He completed 21 of 29 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV in Tampa. and was named Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time of his career. Brady wore a brace on the knee during the game.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes played through a turf toe injury throughout the playoffs. Mahomes had foot surgery Wednesday.

Brady is signed through 2021, but has said he is considering playing beyond age 45. He completed 65.7% of his throws for 4,633 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 regular-season games in his first year in Tampa.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady is presented the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 to win Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

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