Brady says he won't need surgery

For most fans, a 10-6 season coupled with a divisional championship would be considered a successful and rewarding year.

For Patriots fans, it’s always Super Bowl or bust.

And while the Foxboro Faithful are likely still reeling from the 33-14 first-round playoff exit they suffered at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, there was some good news that came down on Monday.

It looks like quarterback Tom Brady won’t need to undergo offseason surgery.

Brady, who was bothered by shoulder, rib and finger injuries for the majority of the season, told the Associated Press on Monday that the ailments wouldn’t require going under the knife. “I’m feeling good, I really am,” Brady told the AP. “I’m excited I don’t have to have surgery this offseason. A year ago at this time, there were all these concerns about whether I was going to play this year. It’s nice to be in an offseason where I really feel I can get started right away.”

Brady missed virtually the entire 2008 season after he blew out his knee in the first game of the year at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. He bounced back this season to toss 28 touchdown passes and throw for 4,398 yards while being voted the 2009 AP Comeback Player of the Year and being elected to the Pro Bowl.

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