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Tom Brady acknowledges he underwent surgery on right foot

02.01.11 at 8:45 pm ET
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged he had surgery on his right foot ‘€œabout 10 days ago,’€ and said the injury was ‘€œsomething that’€™s been lingering a little bit.’€

In a Q&A with the NFL Network on Tuesday night after he was presented with the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year Award, Brady, talked about the injury and how he managed to play through the problem.

‘€œOver the course of the season, a lot of players throughout the league, a lot of players on our team deal with these type of injuries,’€ he said. ‘€œPart of having a little bit of mental toughness is putting those things aside and still going out and trying to perform your best each week.

‘€œI have a great training staff and my friend Alex [Guerrero] that works with me weekly. I’€™m in great hands and they were able to get me out on the field feeling good and I was able to go out there and help our team win the AFC East, which we’€™re all very proud of.’€

According to reports, before his taped interview, Brady entered the room on crutches.

It is the fifth surgery for the 33-year-old Brady, who acknowledged at the start of the 2010 season that he went under the knife for work on his shoulder, groin and knee, as well as one other one he did not disclose. He also finished up the 2009 season with a variety of injuries, including a rib injury and a broken right ring finger.

He is expected to be ready for training camp.

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