Skip to main content

Official website of the New England Patriots

Replay: Best of Radio Thu Apr 18 - 02:00 PM | Tue Apr 23 - 11:55 AM News Blitz - 10/24/2008

Tom Brady's knee is the hot topic as the New England Patriots try to avoid the distractions and get ready for the Rams in today's edition of the News Blitz.  

The news of the day is Tom Brady's knee. The quarterback hit a snag on his road to recovery following knee surgery and, according to sources, has had several corrective procedures to battle an infection.

“An ACL getting infected is extraordinarily rare,” Dallas Mavericks physician T.O. Souryal told the Boston Globe.

Dr. Arun Ramappa, chief of sports medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, does not know the specifics of Brady's case, but offers a positive outlook.

On the field, the Patriots are dealing with even more injuries, particularly at running back. The team needs to find a way to keep its running game productive despite the loss of Laurence Maroney.

So far, the backups have been productive. Sammy Morrisfinished with a career-high in yardage on Monday and helped quarterback Matt Casselput together the most effective game of his career.

As far as other personnel is concerned, wide receiver Wes Welkermay have reclaimed punt return duties from Kevin Faulkfollowing a 44-yard return against the Broncos.

Other faces chipped in as well, including cornerback Mike Richardson, who finally got on the field after missing all of his rookie season in 2007 due to injuries.

“I knew I had to keep a strong mindset and keep pushing forward,” Richardson told the Attleboro Sun Chronicle.

Quick hits

The St. Louis Rams still haven't gotten over their loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. They'll get a chance for some slight revenge Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

Asked if he'll ever watch the game again, defensive end Leonard Little told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Never will.

Chris Long, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft, still doesn't have any sacks this season, but is showing progress as a key contributor on St. Louis' defense.

“I just work my hardest every day just to help this team,” Long told the Belleville News Democrat.

Also, renowned sports doctor James Andrews spoke with Brady's surgeon, Neal ElAttrache, and says Brady should be on the way to recovery relatively soon despite the setbacks.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content


Latest News

Presented by

Trending Video


In Case You Missed It

Presented by