New England Patriots
Patriots QB Brady says he won't need surgery
BOSTON -- 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.
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