Tom Brady says he won’t need surgery this offseason.
The New England Patriots quarterback played much of the season with finger and rib injuries, after missing all but the first quarter of the previous season with a left knee injury that required surgery.
Brady said at a commercial appearance Monday that he dealt with bumps and bruises and is excited he won’t have surgery. He also feels good that he can get started right away on offseason activities. Earlier, he withdrew from the Pro Bowl, scheduled for Sunday in Miami, because of his finger injury, the Patriots said.
Brady also said the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints were the best teams all season and deserve their spots in the Super Bowl.
FILE – This Nov. 22, 2009, file photo shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) under pressure from New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis, left, during an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Ellis has a broken left hand that will require surgery, but he expects to play in the AFC championship against Indianapolis. Ellis was injured on the Jets’ first defensive play in their 17-14 win at San Diego on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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