BOSTON — The Boston Globe is reporting New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have right foot surgery on Thursday.
The operation will repair a lingering stress fracture. The Globe, citing an unidentified source, reported on its website Wednesday night that Brady could delay the surgery to Monday but no later than that.
Brady is coming off an outstanding season for the Patriots that could net him his second NFL MVP award. He threw for 3,900 yards and led the league in passer rating, touchdown passes (36) and fewest interceptions (four).
New England went 14-2 during the regular season and had home-field advantage for the AFC playoffs, but lost 28-21 to the New York Jets last Sunday.