Foxboro, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left Wednesday's practice with an apparent left knee injury according to multiple reports.
After attempting a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, Brady grabbed his knee and limped off the field.
Although Brady returned to the field, he reportedly did not look comfortable and had the knee checked by trainers.
Brady tore the ACL in his same knee in Week 1 of the 2008 season.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
The newspaper also reported medical tests revealed no damage to the other ligaments and no torn cartilage.
Brady suffered the injury during the during the first quarter of Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He was hit in the back of his left knee by Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard and crumpled to the turf, clutching the knee.
A typical course of action is to wait 4-to-6 weeks for the MCL tear to heal, then reconstruct the ACL. According to the paper, the reigning MVP will undergo surgery in one month. He is expected to face 6-to-9 months of recovery and rehabilitation following the procedure.
Brady threw a single-season record of 50 touchdowns last season for the AFC Champs.
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