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Tom Brady on course

Boston Globe colleagues Christopher L. Gasper and Shira Springer report tonight that Patriots QB Tom Brady “is progressing on pace in his rehabilitation from reconstructive left knee surgery and is now dropping back and throwing passes.”

The report also notes that no additional surgical procedures are planned.

An excerpt from the piece:

Tom Brady is progressing on pace in his rehabilitation from reconstructive left knee surgery and is now dropping back and throwing passes, according to a medical source familiar with the Patriots quarterback’s case. No additional surgical procedures are planned, according to NFL and medical sources.

Since Brady suffered a postoperative infection, there was concern that the damaged knee would require more surgery to deal with the buildup of scar tissue and other possible complications that could prevent him from being ready for the 2009 season.

The medical source who has been consulted about Brady’s injury said Brady is “on track to be fine for the opening game of the season.”

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